The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) and Qatar Tourism have announced a partnership to develop and host a new auto show, the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show, in the capital city of Doha. The show was announced during a press conference held at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC), although a venue has yet to be confirmed.

The first edition of the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show is planned for the autumn of 2022 or 2023 – with the final dates set to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Following this first edition, the show will then take place every two years. Likewise, organizers have clarified that the Geneva International Motor Show will continue to be held annually.

The new event will be showcased in a full concept reveal exclusively at GIMS 2022, which will take place from the 19th to the 27th of February. It will be the first time the Swiss auto show has gone ahead in two years, following prior cancellations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.