Palexpo is a convention center in Geneva, Switzerland. The buildings are owned by the canton of Geneva while the company is a semi-private foundation. The center is located close to Geneva Cointrin International Airport. There are seven halls, and 102,000 square metres of exhibition space. The Salon International de l'Auto is held at Palexpo. In early 2009, the Palexpo underwent a renovation project to enhance and improve the convention center's architecture, furnishings and technology. During this renovation, the Palexpo Wi-Fi network was upgraded using Xirrus wi-fi arrays to provide wireless internet for all employees and guests.
Palexpo hosts a variety of convention and sporting events, including the 2014 Davis Cup semifinals between Switzerland and Italy.
In 2001 the European Automotive Hall of Fame opened and inducted its first class of 13 members. Permanent plaques of honor will be emplaced at Palexpo, the home of the Geneva Auto Show. This is a European analog to the Automotive Hall of Fame which is now located in Dearborn, Michigan, and which has been in operation since 1936.
- Johnson, Richard. "Thirteen wise men who shaped the course of European auto history". Automotive News. London: European Automotive Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
Europe's greatest automotive innovators and empire builders have long needed a permanent place of honor.
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