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The stakes are high when you’re planning an event. With the scale of publicity involved from social media, TV broadcasts to marketing, your insurance needs will require broad, specialised cover like Chubb’s Event Cancellation Insurance. Our policy provides insurance against loss resulting from the cancellation of the insured event. The policy is designed to respond to almost any unexpected circumstance that necessitates the cancellation, abandonment, interruption, postponement or relatocation of the event. 

Risks & Uncertainties That Can Be Insured

Professional or amateur sporting events, music festivals, community events, awards shows, conventions, concerts and exhibitions share many of the same challenges, especially uncertainties arising from our volatile and fast paced society.

Non Appearance

Non Appearance

Due to illness, death, an accident or travel delay, the artiste is unable to perform

Terrorist attacks

Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist attacks or threats in the vicinity of the venue close to the event date

Adverse Weather

Adverse Weather

Extreme weather conditions such as wind, lightning, and rain may render a venue inaccessible or pose a threat to safety of those attending

National Catastrophes

National Catastrophes

Earthquakes, volcanic ash, typhoon, snow storm and floods may:

  • thwart travel plans of participants, speakers or performing artists;
  • cause ingress/egress difficulties; or
  • lead to venue closure
National Mourning

National Mourning

Period of national mourning following the death of a country’s leader or person of significance

Other Perils

Other Perils

Strikes, political violence, a government issued travel advisory or fire damage to the event venue

Coverage Highlights

What can be insured

  • Gross Revenue
    Revenue from ticket sales, participation fees, sponsorship revenue and advertising revenue
  • Costs and Expenses
    Irrecoverable costs and expenses that have been incurred
  • Additional Expenses
    Costs and expenses incurred to reduce or prevent a cancellation, interruption or postponement that appears likely to occur
  • Extra Expenses incurred if tickets need to be refunded or due to failure to vacate the venue on time
  • Public Relations Expenses
    Fees paid to a public relations firm for event branding protection consequent upon a cancellation or abandonment
  • Loss of money at the event location or while in transit to and from the bank
  • Damage to property at the event location

The Chubb Solution

  • Designed to respond to almost any unexpected circumstance that necessitates the cancellation, abandonment, interruption, postponement or relocation of the event
  • Flexible policy that can be tailored to the particular needs of each occasion, including cover for perils such as non-appearance, adverse weather and terrorism
  • Pays the additional expense incurred by the insured in order to prevent the cancellation, interruption or postponement of an event
  • Can be arranged by anyone with a financial interest in the event to protect against their specific loss associated with that event


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