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30.01.2013 83rd Geneva International Motor Show: Bigger, better, and more ecological, but still not big enough!
The 2013 Geneva International Motor Show will open its doors to the public from March 7-17. This will be the opportunity for visitors to discover the latest improvements to the exhibition halls of PALEXPO in order to enjoy even more welcoming and enhanced conditions. They will also experience the enlarged Hall 6 and the new Hall 3 which has been reconfigured and refitted. In addition, the new system of solar panels on the roof of PALEXPO will directly produce a part of the energy consumed by the exhibitors.
Every year, the Geneva International Motor Show has had to turn potential exhibitors away due to the limited exposition space available. Even if the new additional space available in 2013 in Hall 6 is not sufficient to totally eliminate the waiting list, it will at least allow new exhibitors to be added and will provide more space for existing exhibitors as well. In effect, the 5,000 square meter of new space will be occupied by Citroen, Infiniti, Kia, and Qoros, a Chinese manufacturer who has chosen Geneva to make its European debut.
The space behind the main entrance of PALEXPO has been reconfigured and from now on will be occupied by the completely new Hall 3 of 1,800 square meters through extending Hall 4 and providing a direct access to Hall 2, the restaurants, and the Congress Centre. In this more spacious area for exhibitors to present a diverse range of products and services, visitors will find the Swiss automotive associations ACS, AGVS, TCS and auto-suisse, the publishers Motor Presse Stuttgart, Quattroruote, and Revue Automobil/Automobil Revue, and the new exhibitors Carwing, Innovative Mobility Automobile, and Autoscout.
Last July, PALEXPO and Geneva Industrial Services (SIG) inaugurated the largest solar panel system in Switzerland established on the roof of PALEXPO. This installation is composed of 15,000 solar panels covering 48,000 square meters. In order to satisfy the technical requirements of this installation, the structure of the roof was reinforced so that today it will also allow additional possibilities for exhibitors to suspend more decorative elements and lighting options, enabling them to enhance the attractiveness of their stands.
The Geneva International Motor Show is a member of the « Top 5 » of the world’s motor shows, and the only one recognised by the OICA (International Organisation of Automobile Constructors) that takes place each year in Europe. PALEXPO and the organisers are making the continuous investment and improvements necessary to remain in this limited and coveted circle. The Geneva International Motor Show will take place again for the 83rd time and will present to its visitors some 900 vehicles, including more than one hundred new models, in a framework and environment that is constantly improving and adaptable.
The official website www.salon-auto.chis continuously updated.
Geneva, January 30, 2013(approx. 2’500 characters incl. spaces)
Italian version of the Press releases
> Oltre 130 anteprime mondiali ed europee (.doc)
> Geneva Future Mobility Forum: Un serie di relazioni nell’ambito dell’83. Salone Internazionale dell’Auto di Ginevra (.doc)
> Il 10% dei veicoli esposti è Verde ! (.doc)
> Più grande, più bello, più ecologico, ma ancora troppo piccolo !! (.doc)
> Car of the year 2013 all'83. Salone Internazionale dell'Auto di Ginevra gennaio 2013 (.doc)
> Innovazione e rispetto dell'ambiente all'83. Salone Internazionale dell'Auto di Ginevra 2013 - gennaio 2013 (.doc)
> Presentazione dell'83. Salone Internazionale dell'Auto di Ginevra gennaio 2013 (.doc)
POSTER 2013 High Resolution
We are looking forward to welcoming the media representatives to the press days on March 5-6, 2013
> Exhibitors' Conferences Programm (.pdf)
> Press days: practical info (.doc)
> VIP's list (.doc)
> SBB – Special offers for press days (.pdf) (discounted train journey ; new special event train on Wednesday 6 March 2013 )
Car of the Year
The eight finalists will run for the final election. The award ceremony will take place Monday, March 4 fromat3.00 pm at Palexpo’s Congress Center.
> Invitation to the Car of the Year 2013 Announcement (.doc)
Accreditation Online accreditation is open from December 3rd, 2012 to February 25th, 2013.
The accreditation process is only possible online.
You will be asked to upload one of the following evidence to support your activity as professional journalist (1 Mo max, accepted file formats: doc, pdf, jpg and gif):
a. Official press card
b. An impressum + 2-3 articles with your signature and which were published in a public media (company newspapers are not accepted). A recommendation letter from your editor only is not enough.
Photographer / Cameraman / technical media staff :
- A mandate from your editor or an impressum + any other evidence to support your activity
You will receive a reply directly to your email address once we have processed your request.
> link to the online accreditation
PS : the registration is a one-time only process.
Premieres, Interviews, People, Highlights in broadcast quality
Premieres, People, Highlights, Hostesses... will be filmed between the 4th and 7th March and can be downloaded in 720p, h264, and 4500kbps formats.
For TV: Satellite distribution link: http://www.eurovision.net/worldfeed/ or online distribution link: http://www.eurovision.net/worldlink/front/view/home.php
For web and webTV: online distribution: http://www.salon-auto2013.ch
Prior registration or identification will not be necessary.
> Detailed content of the VNR (.xls)
Televised journal of the Motor Show available in broadcast quality
A 6' daily televised Journal will be available for free from 4th to 18th March at around 10 am in FR/GE/EN + version, without voice. Premieres, People, Trends...
Contact for free distribution on your own platform (TV or website): firstname.lastname@example.org