Organizers of the New York Worldwide Auto Present, as soon as hoping to carry the rescheduled occasion in August, have determined to scrap the complete yr. The present has been formally canceled for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers introduced Friday.
The subsequent present will happen April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days can be March 31 and April 1.
The New York Auto Present, which is organized by the Better New York Vehicle Sellers Affiliation, was scheduled to start April 10 on the Jacob Ok. Javits Conference Middle in New York Metropolis. The occasion was rescheduled for late August after COVID-19 swept into Europe and North America.
The Jacob Ok. Javits Conference Middle, the normal location for the present, was arrange as a area hospital for COVID-19 instances. The middle doesn’t have any sufferers. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless arrange as an energetic hospital and is in standby mode for the foreseeable future, in accordance with organizers.
Mark Schienberg, president of the Better New York Vehicle Sellers Affiliation, famous that “immense planning” is required for automakers and their exhibit companions to assemble a present.
“Due to the uncertainty attributable to the virus, we really feel it will not be prudent to proceed with the 2020 Present and as a substitute are getting ready for an excellent higher 2021,” Schienberg stated.
“As representatives of car retailers, we all know when this disaster passes there can be huge pent-up demand for brand spanking new autos on this area and throughout the nation,” he added. “We additionally know the way essential the Present is for shoppers navigating the method.”