The 41st Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS), organized by Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (GPI), has officially confirmed that it will push through. The event will be held from July 15 to 26, 2020 at the Challenger Halls of Impact Muang Thong, and exhibition hall boasting of 170,000 square meters of space.
Like in the past, the show will feature major automotive and motorcycle brands, many of which have confirmed their participation. A special "Virtual Motor Show" will also be held online for those who may not be able to visit the motor show venue.
Motorcycle brands which confirmed are Aprilia, Bajaj, BMW Motorrad, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, and Yamaha.
The event will be organized under the theme, "Inspiration Unlocks the Future." The organizers say this theme, "reflects the current world where countless ideas are created to unfold a story of success, and inspiration is discovered to take the first step to pave the road to success."
“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 companies and motorcycle companies agree to participate in the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show, organized on the space of 170,960 square meters, affirming the status of the leading automotive exhibition in Southeast Asia,” said Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Prix International Public Company Limited and the Chairman of the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show.
Naturally, the organizers will adhere to government-mandated safety measures in order to address visitors and exhibitors’ concern for the health and welfare of those at the event. Face masks will be required at all times in the venue and mandatory hand disinfection with alcohol will be required before entering exhibited vehicles. Main gangways will also be widened from the standard 6 meters to 10 meters, while the spacing between booths will be widened from 3 meters to 6 meters to ensure adequate space for social distancing.
“IMPACT Muang Thong Thani as the venue owner has specified strict measures in line with the government regulations by arranging the scanning points for the Thai Chana application and the body temperature check, and purchasing the Germ Saber UVC; the ultraviolet sterilization robot for additional venue cleaning. Also, Grand Prix International Public Company Limited as the organizer strengthens the confidence of visitors by setting up another screening point before entering the exhibition hall, employing an eye temperature scanner, which is accurate and meets the international standard, used in the airports of various countries across the world,” said Mr. Jaturont Komolmis, Chief Operating Officer of Grand Prix International Public Company Limited and Vice Chairman of the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show.
“This year is the first time we apply the technology to increase accessibility to the Bangkok International Motor Show in the new normal era in order to facilitate those who cannot visit but would like to receive the information about the show. We launch the Virtual Motor Show on the web platform so that everyone can access the basic information of each exhibitor of this year, including product information and promotions, for which the brochures are available to download. The special point is that it comes up with the Live Chat system in which customers can get details and book a car directly with the salesperson of each brand. This has shown the development in terms of services of Grand Prix International Public Company Limited as the organizer of the Bangkok International Motor Show in the new normal era, in which we have to keep a distance, but can connect and access the atmosphere and services through the online channel that we have prepared,” said Peerapong Eamlumnow, Executive Director of Grand Prix International Public Company Limited and Vice President of the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show.
As with previous years, VIP and Press preview days will be held prior to public days; these are slated for July 13 and 14, respectively. The motor show will be open to the public from July 15 to July 26 from 12:00 to 22:00 during weekdays and 11:00 to 22:00 on weekends. Tickets are priced at THB 100 each.
The Bangkok International Motor Show has proved to be quite significant for Southeast Asian motorcycle markets. In many cases, new models held their ASEAN previews here before being offered in other ASEAN markets. The event also serves as a barometer for the motorcycle trends and shifts in direction for the coming year.