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BANGKOK MOTORS SHOW 2020 DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19 (05/03/2020)

The management team of Bangkok International Motors Show 2020 has decided to delay the event to late April 2020 due to concerns revolving around the worldwide epidemic.

While brands that registered their taking part in Geneva Motor Show 2020 had to disassemble their stalls immediately after the announcement of event cancelation due to Covid-19, the plague had once again forced the another show to reconsider its date. This time, it is the Bangkok International Motor Show, one of the region’s biggest.

As informed by Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of Grand Prix PCL and the president of Bangkok Motor Show, the team will not cancel this event, but rather push back until the end of April 2020. Instead of taking place from 25.3 – 5.4.2020, the show will now open on 21.04 and begin receiving visitors from 22.04 – 03.05.2020.

Compared to initial plans, the fair is pushed by a month, its revenue remains at Impact Muang Thong Thani center. The action taken is likely to affect the manufacturing schedules as well as product launches of the active automobile brands in Thailand. Mr. Krisda Utamote, acting media director of BMW Thailand, shared that the delay although costed rescheduling, still stood as the better option compared to completely canceling the event; economical influence remained difficult to predict.

Meanwhile, Mazda Thailand representative identified the change as a strong impact to the business and sales of multiple brands in Thailand. During February, a 10% decrease in sales was registered compared to the same period of last year.

Without a doubt, the negative effects posed by Corona Virus is detrimental to worldwide automobile fairs.

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