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10.03.2013 The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show: A world of light charged with emotions!
The Geneva International Motor Show officially opened its doors to the public on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the presence of the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Ueli Maurer. As of the following Sunday night, four days after the opening, more than 300,000 entries had been registered. The Show will be open for another seven days for the public to discover this magical world of the automobile and to participate in the Geneva Future Mobility Forum, a series of free conferences open to all visitors. www.salon-aut.ch
As is the case each year, a large and impatient crowd of visitors awaited the official opening of the Geneva International Motor Show. Upon the arrival of the President of the Swiss Confederation and the President of the Council of the State of Geneva, the halls were already crawling with visitors. In his speech, Mr. Ueli Maurer emphasized the key role and influence of the automobile on both the economy and on society in general. Following that, Mr. Charles Beer, President of the Council of the State of Geneva underlined the importance of the automobile industry, especially in the creation of employment. Mr. Maurice Turrettini, President of the Geneva Motor Show vigorously supported the initiative of the Association of Swiss Car Importers “auto-schweiz” that requires political authorities to devote the tax revenues generated by their industry to the development of road and highway infrastructures. During his visit to the stands the President of the Swiss Confederation shook many hands and displayed remarkable enthusiasm and energy.
As of Sunday night, 4 days after the opening, the Motor Show had already registered more than 300,000 entries. There is still one week remaining to discover the latest new models and developments presented by the exhibiting manufacturers.
The Geneva Future Mobility Forum is a series of conferences on the political, technological, business/economic, and motorsport aspects of the automobile world. These conferences are presented every day at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Palexpo Congress Centre, Room K. They are free for all visitors to the Motor Show and no inscription is necessary. The presentations are tailored to the general public and they enable participants to better understand the importance and impact of this industry. The speakers, who are all specialists in their fields, will present topics that are interesting and easy to understand for everyone. The detailed programme is available on the official website www.salon-auto.ch and in the official Motor Show guide.
Visitors who arrive from 4 p.m. on will benefit from a half-price reduction on their entry ticket.
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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): email@example.com