Editor of EN sister publications Exhibition World and Conference & Meetings World, Paul Colston, was interviewed by CNBC News during International Confex at ExCeL London.
Colston, who is also former editor of Conference News, spoke about the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus upon the events sector, and commented on the high-profile cancellation of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
He commented: “Some people are taking an ultra-cautious line, and every organiser has the right to do what they think is best. In Barcelona, it was top of mind for some of the American corporates that some of the Chinese would not be able to come, and the incentive to do business would be weakened.”
The interview was part of an in-depth news report from CNBC about how the coronavirus is impacting businesses around the world.
The full video can be seen above. Colston’s interview begins at 9:14.