2020 Detroit Motor Show cancelled: COVID-19 outbreak claims another motor show

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on March 30, 2020

The organisers have already announced the dates for the 2021 edition of the show. 

The 2020 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), more commonly known as the Detroit Motor Show, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic that's sweeping through the United States of America at an unprecedented rate. Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering converting the TCF Centre in Detroit (the convention centre that serves as the venue for the show) into a temporary field hospital. The Coronavirus is spreading through Michigan at an alarming rate, with some media reports suggesting that the case count is doubling in the state every third day.

'With the more than 100 convention centres and facilities around the country being considered to potentially serve as temporary hospitals, it became clear to us that the TCF Centre would be an inevitable option to serve as a care facility to satisfy our community’s urgent health needs,' said NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts.

For now, the NAIAS organisers have confirmed that all tickets will be fully refunded (for the Public Show, Industry Preview, and the Charity Preview). However, the Charity Preview ticket holders have been given another option – they can donate the proceeds of their refund to one of the nine designated Charity Preview beneficiaries.

The 2021 edition of the show will begin on June 11, with the press preview days marked for 15th & 16th June, followed by the public show from June 19 to June 26.

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