Countries becoming insular could have 'major impact' on events industry

Speaking at C&IT's Corporate Forum, Kaspersky Lab's David Preston said that if countries continue to govern internet usage it could have a "major impact" on the events industry.

Countries becoming insular could have "major impact" on events industry
Countries becoming insular could have "major impact" on events industry

Delegates travelling to countries with online censorship could be unable to register for events and find out basic information causing significant issues for many in the events industry, according to Preston, Kaspersky's vice-president of marketing for Europe.

"If countries become more insular with the way they communicate through technology it could have a major impact on our industry," said Preston as he delivered a talk on 'The future of corporate events' at C&IT's Corporate Forum at Chewton Glen on Friday (January 24).

Preston added: "We need to lobby government to stop this behaviour and stop them from trying to control the internet."

This warning comes in the wake of countries such as China replacing global online content suppliers with their own while restricting access to only their citizens.

See our In pictures: C&IT Corporate Forum 2014 at Chewton Glen gallery to see how the two days unfolded.

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