Also known as the ‘Salon International de l’Auto’. 80th edition held March 4th – 14th at Palexpo-Geneva and organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA) with chairman Luc Argand of the Organizing Committee. Opened by President of the Swiss Confederation, Ms. Doris Leuthard. Showcased 250 exhibitors on 119,000 square meters. Over 140 World and European premieres. Special sections included a Green Pavilion for alternative forms of propulsion.