Update 3/10/2020 –What a difference a week makes after trying to assure people it would be safe to hold an auto show, The New York Auto Show announced today that the show will pushed to August 26 due to health concerns of the corona virus.
“While the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event,” Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, wrote in a statement. “We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 show will make for another successful event.”
The show will be open to the public August 28 until the September 6.
The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, organizers of the New York International Auto Show, extends its deepest regrets to the organizers of the Geneva International Motor Show after hearing today’s news that their 2020 event has been canceled due to spread of the coronavirus in Europe. As a small family of global auto shows, our thoughts remain with the Swiss organizers. We are equally compassionate for the world’s automakers who have been impacted by this unforeseen set of circumstances.
With just under six weeks to go before the 2020 New York International Auto Show’s press preview days, we are moving forward with plans to open the Show as scheduled. We are in communication with state and local officials and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and, at this point, there are no plans to cancel any shows at the facility. The Javits Center is taking precautionary measures inside the venue to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, and the New York Auto Show will follow its lead to protect exhibitors and attendees.