The fourth time is the charm, at least for the organizers of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), who have had no choice but to cancel the appointment again due to the increase in Covid-19 cases related to the Delta variant and the new measures that have been put in place both at the local and state levels to prevent the spread of the virus.
In just 18 months the Show has tried to be held on three other occasions without success (from spring of last year to August and from August to now) and finally the president of the show, Mark Schienberg, has indicated in an official statement that they have taken the decision not to hold the event this year.
One of the most important events in the automotive world
The exhibition, which is generally held in the month of April in the Big Apple and which in 2019 attracted more than a million visitors, was to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, as is tradition.
At the moment, the new appointment in New York is postponed until April 2022 and we cross our fingers to make it so, it will be the best of the signals for all.
The NYIAS is not the first important appointment for the sector that is canceled as a result of the health situation caused by the coronavirus this year, in which there were already some hopes of recovering something similar to normality. It has already happened, for example, with the Paris Motor Show , the Munich Motor Show , Detroit or the Tokyo Motor Show just a few months ago.
Then in Japan alternatives such as celebrating the Fair were considered virtually, but none came to fruition and the event was canceled for the first time in its history.
Mark Schienberg, in the statement on the definitive cancellation of the International Motor Show NYIAS, has regretted not being able to carry out the exhibition and has stated that they are forced to do so since “as custodians of the New York Auto Show for 121 years, we are committed to provide a safe environment for everyone ”, including attendees, exhibitors and the thousands of organizers.
This year in New York, electric vehicles had one of the main roles reserved at the Show, as they had a whole infrastructure of tests on covered tracks so that visitors could see first-hand the main novelties of the sector.
We will have to wait to see what 2022 brings us.