Little by little, the automotive industry is beginning to show signs of life following a tumultuous first half of the year due to COVID-19.
The Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS), one of the largest events of its kind in the region, has just announced it will be pushing through next month. BIMS 2020 will be held at Challenger Hall, Impact Maung Thong Thani, from July 15 to 26 under the theme ‘Inspiration Unlocks the Future.’
In a statement, Grand Prix International—the car show’s organizer—said the event will take place in accordance with ‘new normal’ regulations and protocols set by the government. Safety measures will include temperature checks, the requirement of face masks, and the use of alcohol at the show. Changes have also been made to the venue’s layout to comply with social-distancing guidelines.
“Even though at the beginning of the year, Thailand and the world have encountered the crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, like every other year, the leading automotive and motorcycle companies have agreed to participate in the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show,” Grand Prix International CEO Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow said.
This year’s BIMS will occupy more than 170,000sqm of the event venue and will feature a new Virtual Motor Show experience that targets audiences online. Brands that will be participating in BIMS 2020 include BMW, Rolls-Royce, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche, Land Rover, Volvo, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Jaguar, among others.
Entrance to BIMS 2020 will cost 100 Thai Baht, and the event will be open from 12pm to 10pm on weekdays and 11am to 10pm on weekends and holidays. Risking air travel during a pandemic probably isn’t advisable, but would you still be interested in checking this out if you happen to find yourself in Bangkok?