Established as a private-law foundation, the Comité Permanent du Salon International de l'Automobile à Genève consists of two bodies, namely the Board of Foundation and the Comité du Salon et des exposants, or Organising Committee.
The Board of Foundation is made up of 12 members – the chairman of the Committee, the President of auto-suisse, the President of the SAA (Swiss automotive aftermarket), and eight committee members, at least three of which must represent economics and politics in the Canton of Geneva.
The Organising Committee, which acts as the General Meeting, comprises at most 50 members.
Since the Foundation is a strictly non-profit organisation, any surplus revenue after allocations made to automobile trade associations and organisations is paid back to the exhibitors. The Geneva Motor Show is thus a unique instrument which is made available to all those involved in the automotive industry and trade in Switzerland, be they manufacturers, distributors or customers.