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CMW editor speaks to CNBC News about the impact of coronavirus

CMW Editor Paul Colston was interviewed by CNBC News during International Confex at ExCeL London.

He 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.

Colston 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.

Editor of CMW‘s sister publication Conference News, Martin Fullard, also recently appeared on international news to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on events.

Fullard was interviewed live on BBC News during a special feature about the virus.

Click here to watch.

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.