Frankfurt Motor Show moves to Munich since 2021March 3, 2020
The goal of the car show will be expanded by the inclusion of smart city technology and real-time demonstrations around Munich (Germany).
The German trade organization Verband der Automobilindustrie, representing the country’s automotive industry, has announced Munich as the new venue for the event, which we used to call the Frankfurt Motor Show. As the reasons for choosing this particular city, the group indicated “attractive venues, excellent transport infrastructure and experience in organizing major events”. Of course, the headquarters of large companies such as BMW and Audi, located a short distance from Ingolstadt to the north, are also likely to help make a decision.
Initially, the VDA chose Berlin, Hamburg and Munich (cities in Germany) as promising venues for the auto show.
“The three cities that were shortlisted as the venue presented very ambitious and convincing plans to further develop the IAA along with the VDA,” said VDA President Hildegard Muller in a statement from the group. “It was a very close race, for which I sincerely thank the participants.”
VDA wants this event to become more than just an international auto show. The group intends to show the future ideas of the smart city, such as intelligent traffic and a network of vehicles. Officials in Munich agree to open the city center and other places to showcase these ideas.
The dates for the new Munich Motor Show have not yet been officially announced in 2021. For reference, the Frankfurt event was held in September and alternated with the Paris Motor Show.
The show in Frankfurt in recent years has begun to attend a smaller number of people. In 2019, 550,000 visitors came to the exhibition, which was a sharp decrease compared to 2017, when the event received a total of 810,000 visitors.
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