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2020 New York Auto Show Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus

The organizers for the 2020 New York Auto Show have postponed the event due to the worsening coronavirus situation in Manhattan and the surrounding area.

In a statement released this week, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which owns and operates the New York Auto Show, announced the show will now be held from August 28 through to September 6, 2020. The press days for the show will be hosted on August 26 and 27.

“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, said in a prepared statement. "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."

Organizers had previously planned to go forward with the show, touting the abundance of hand sanitizer they would have on hand for attendees. The pressure to cancel or postpone the show ramped up in recent days, however, after the coronavirus continued to spread rapidly throughout the United States.

Other major conventions, such as the SXSW music and technology conference in Austin and the E3 2020 video game conference in Los Angeles were also called off this week. The Geneva Motor Show, largely considered to be the most prolific and important annual auto show, was cancelled on short notice earlier this month due to coronavirus, as well.