It’s official! The 2020 Beijing Auto Show will be held between September 26 and October 5. Originally, the event had been scheduled for April 21-30, but had to be pushed back due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Beijing now joins several other car shows across the globe that had to either be canceled or postponed for the exact same reason – this includes Detroit, Geneva, New York and Sao Paulo.
Since its inception back in 1990, the Beijing show has become one of the world’s largest car fairs, as well as a key launching pad for new products aimed at the biggest car market in the world, China. The event is held every two years, alternating with the Shanghai Auto Show.
The following is an official statement from the Beijing event organizers:
“In light of the serious challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic, after close consultation with the relevant parties, we, on behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 2020 (16th) Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (AUTO CHINA 2020), have decided to postpone the auto show which was initially planned at the new and old venues of China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in April this year so as to effectively protect the health and safety of exhibitors and spectators. The AUTO CHINA 2020 is rescheduled to the following date — September 26 to October 5, 2020.”
Locally, the car market has started to come back to life, although fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections continue to plague the region. Meanwhile, many areas have begun to reopen for commerce and movement, as reported by Autonews Europe.