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10/10/2013 Events 2013

Bologna Motor Show 2013 cancelled. The next edition might possibly be held in Milan in 2014

"Dear All, this is to inform you that the 38th edition of the Bologna Motor Show has been cancelled. The reason given by GL Events, organizers of the event, is the total absence of auto manufacturers, the cornerstone of a car show.” GL Events announced the cancellation of the 38th, 2013 show on the official Motor Show Bologna Facebook page. In fact the Bologna Motor Show was scheduled to have taken place from 7 to 15 December at Bologna Fiere.

Justification for the cancellation of Italy’s only annual car show was attributed to the crisis in the automotive industry. In fact, Italy’s domestic car sales have fallen 50 percent since 2007. From being ranked number two in Europe, Italy has been downgraded to number nine.  Italy was ranked third in the world and is now eleventh. Manufacturers therefore prefer to invest in emerging countries.  

"The market has decided the fate of the motor show” commented GL Event’s president  Olivier Ginon in an interview with the Corriere della Sera. "We are making every effort to channel our positive energy in the right direction in order to re-launch the event both in 2014 and 2015. Sales will start climbing back. We are determined to hold an event in Italy regardless of whether this takes place in Bologna or Milan. We are trying to find a solution not only to support our investment but also your country, we are trying to identify signs of optimism and are focusing on the importance of the event and Italians’ passion for cars. We see the re-launch of Italy in Expo 2015. I personally met with the president of Fiera Milano to define our organizational proposal.” Everything seems to point towards the idea that the next edition of the Motor Show will most likely be held in Milan.    


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