Blog by Luca Pascotto, Global Public Policy Manager, FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’AUTOMOBILE
The Paris Motor Show (4-19 October 2014) – “Mondial de l’Automobile” – is one of the most important shows in the automotive calendar, taking place every two years.
Main car manufacturers announce their new models and the latest green and safe vehicle technology that will be fitted in new cars. The 2014 edition marked an outstanding result, attracting more than 1,2 million visitors: journalist, experts, but also families and the general public.
The event represented the perfect framework for the FIA, a non-for-profit global organisation, which brings together 236 national motoring and sporting organisations from 141 countries on five continents, to promote MY World at its stand.
We were positively surprised from the great success of the initiative: more than 3.000 people came to the FIA stand taking the time to voice their opinions on future policy areas. Many of them voted for “Better transport and roads,” giving strong encouragement to the FIA to continue advocating at the international level for improving road safety, in the second half of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020”.