Event Cancellation Insurance
Protect yourself from financial losses you may incur as a result of event cancellation.
There may be circumstances beyond your control that lead to the cancellation of your event. Event cancellation insurance reimburses your irrecoverable costs & expenses incurred or loss of profit or gross revenue following the unforeseeable cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of your event.
As a leading provider of bespoke event insurance we can provide a comprehensive stand alone event cancellation insurance policy for any type of event from small meetings and gatherings to major conferences, trade shows, exhibitions, premieres, live music festivals, carnivals, concerts, tours, fairs, tournament and sports events from 10 to 100,000 attendees.
Whatever your event, big or small, we can provide cover to protect your financial interests. It is prudent of any event organiser, promoter or sponsor to consider protecting their financial position against circumstances beyond their control.
Should your event be unable to proceed without the attendance of key personnel such as performers, entertainers and public speakers we can arrange a non appearance insurance extension to protect your losses should they be unable to attend. Please see the relevant page for more information on this type of cover.
What does Event Cancellation Insurance Cover?In terms of financial protection cover can include costs and expenses such as venue costs, advertising, promotional material and marketing, merchandising and so on and extend to include gross revenue such as ticket sales, space and pitch hire, sponsorship and advertising.
Cover can include cancellation due to weather where conditions are such that it would make the running of the event dangerous or inclement weather prevents crowds from turning up. Adverse weather cover can extend in isolation to include excessive rainfall and wind speeds. For more details please contact us.
Event cancellation insurance can also include protection should the venue be unable to hold the event due to infectious disease, sanitation issues, food poisoning or murder or suicide at the venue.
Further perils can extend to include terrorism and threat of terrorism, power failure, public transport failure or denial of access, TV transmission failure and natural catastrophes.
Whilst your event cancellation policy can provide comprehensive cover it will not provide protection for lack of sales, response or attendance, variations in exchange rates or currency stability, financial failure, insolvency or default; support or withdrawal of support by any party.
Examples of Event Cancellation ClaimsHeavy fog at spectator event
Snow/hailstorm at motorsport event
Terrorism threat at national televised horse race
Flooding of local roads prevent access to venue
Pool sanitation issues at swimming gala
Gale force winds at air show
Flooding at festival
Convention centre destroyed by fire
Collapse of jetty at regatta
Roof collapse from heavy snowfall at indoor football tournament
Pitch damage at football tournament
Public utilities (power and/or water) failure at venue
Murder at venue restricts access
Key performer unable to attend due to accident/ death/ ill health
Artist unable to attend due to flight cancellation
How do I get Event Cancellation Insurance?Please call and speak to our dedicated events insurance team who will be able to talk through the options available to you.
We won’t send you a form to complete. We will talk to you over the phone and collect your event details from you to make the process as easy as possible and help you understand exactly what we are covering you for.
Please bear in mind when considering a cancellation policy that cover must be taken out at least 14 days prior to your event date.