The Press Release:
As a result of the ongoing health concerns from the spread of the coronavirus in the region, the New York International Auto Show has been rescheduled to August 28 – September 6, 2020. Press days are August 26 & 27, 2020.
“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show.
“For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and 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. 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,” Schienberg added.
With more than $330 million in economic benefit attributed to the annual New York International Auto Show, this event has a huge impact on the local and state economies including the thousands of workers who build the Show each year as well as the hospitality and related services industries that depend on it. It also has a direct impact on the hundreds of thousands of consumers who attend the 10-day event and use the Auto Show to make decisions on their next vehicle purchase.
We are pleased with this new solution and would like to thank New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for accommodating this change of date.
The Show will provide more details in the coming weeks.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: With the postponement of the Architectural Digest Design Show, the Cancellation of the SXSW Music Festival AND the cancellation of the first leg of the Pearl Jam Tour keeping me media busy, I have to say that I almost expected this to happen. Of course a part of me is surprised with this event being a month away from happening still but in all honesty its better to be safe than sorry. More than 1 million people attended the 2019 event and you sure don’t want to be in a massive event space with that many possible sick people if this business is still kicking around. I will update our Events Calendar with the new dates and keep on top of any of the major announcements from their press team and post them up on “The Chronicles”. Stay healthy out there, wash your hands, no unnecessary touching or handshakes and I will see you again soon with more stuff. Thanks for reading.
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