Iztok Bricl, director of the GR, has officially confirmed that from the 27th March to the 2nd April the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre will host a car show AUTO SALON 2017.
The car show will occupy the entire area of the fairground and following initial talks with specific car brands the information about the show has been positively received, with some major car importers showing significant interest in participating, although at this stage nothing has yet been publicly confirmed.
The last car show to take place in Ljubljana was more than 17 years ago, with Mirko Fifolt, representative of the Slovenian National Automobile Dealears Association, explaining that organising the event in Ljubljana was the decision of the majority of their members. Organisers are expecting approximately 100,000 visitors to pass through the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre doors during the days of the show.
“The key purpose of a car show is to attract as many visitors, our potential customers, as possible, to show a wide range of new vehicles, and to send a strong, positive message to the general public that we have passed the most difficult period of economic downturn,” said Marjan Murn, President of the Slovenian National Automobile Dealears Association.
A recent extremely successful execution of a car show took place this April in Zagreb. Over six days more than 140,000 people visited the salon’s 14 pavilions, where 440 exhibitors from 33 countries were presenting more than 80 brands of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Zagreb is already planning a repeat car show in 2018.
The car show in Ljubljana will take place less than a month after the end of the Geneva car show.