NYIAS will be postponed

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https://www.autonews.com/new-york-a...-likely-be-delayed-august-because-coronavirus

N.Y. auto show will likely be delayed to August because of coronavirus
NEW YORK -- The annual New York auto show probably will be pushed back to August from April due to the coronavirus.

Organizers of the event put on by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association have begun to tell carmakers the delay is likely, Chris Sams, a spokesman for the show, said by phone Tuesday. He expects the group to make a final decision and announcement within the next 24 hours.

The show coordinators said a week ago they already had installed 70 hand-sanitizing stations throughout the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side, where companies were expected to unveil more than 50 new models. Dealers were trying to preserve the fate of an event that dates back to 1900 after the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show, which was called off late last month for the first time since the World War II era.

But the preemptive measures that organizers were planning probably aren’t going to be enough because of heightened concerns about the virus known as Covid-19. The National Guard is being sent to the New York City suburb of New Rochelle to help close large, public gathering spaces to slow down the spread of the outbreak, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference Tuesday. He referred to the one-mile square area being set up as a containment zone.

The New York show was scheduled to open to the media on April 8 and 9 and then to the public starting April 10.



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I got an email from Rivian stating that an upcoming event in NYC is being put on hold. My guess is NYIAS was that event.
 
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OK.

Bronco was coming before that, and hopefully it still is. Even if that means an online debut with limited audience. No one sent me an invitation anyway.
This post was also for the people that were hoping to see the Bronco and Bronco Sport in person, as well.
 

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They officially announced it's delayed now. Just got this email.

Organizers Announce Rescheduling of
2020 New York International Auto Show​

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.​


I was hoping to see it in person in NY or my hometown but looks unlikely. I bet Detroit show gets delayed too.
 

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One has to wonder if automakers will still debut products at that show, or if they'll debut them online around the timeframe of the original show debut date.
 

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Have to wonder whether Ford will decide to delay the official reveal. Even an online live streamed event will have a live audience of invitees from the media and Ford employees... it's hard to imagine they will want to reveal it to an empty room with no applause. It's like how athletes dont want to play without fans.

Any large gathering seems like it's at risk of being canceled. There's also so much negativity and fear that they might delay it just to not have the reveal associated with it.
 
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They officially announced it's delayed now. Just got this email.

Organizers Announce Rescheduling of
2020 New York International Auto Show​

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.​


I was hoping to see it in person in NY or my hometown but looks unlikely. I bet Detroit show gets delayed too.
Appreciate the update, was looking forward to seeing them up close as well.
 

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One has to wonder if automakers will still debut products at that show, or if they'll debut them online around the timeframe of the original show debut date.
This isn't the first major auto show affected.

The Geneva auto show would indicate the date for a new model/update reveal is set and they will go forward with them anyway, even without a live audience. It just becomes framed differently by the cameras, which are recording it for the much, much larger audience who will view it online anyway.
 
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This isn't the first major auto show affected.

The Geneva auto show would indicate the date for a new model/update reveal is set and they will go forward with them anyway, even without a live audience. It just becomes framed differently by the cameras, which are recording it for the much, much larger audience who will view it online anyway.
It’s Not, its the second and the First one to involve a Pair of Broncos that people could see in person.. seeing this is a Bronco forum, it seemed awfully relevant. Be interesting to see how it plays out. Good insight.
 
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too many unknowns...its like going into the back alley for a fight with....some number of people
I'm biased. I get sick once every 5 years. For those with immune system issues it's a real threat. But I don't see people with weakened immune systems attending auto shows
 



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