Event Insurance

Event Insurance

What is event insurance?

Whether you’ve organised a one-off corporate function or a large- scale festival, you’ll know just how stressful arranging an event can be. There are so many things out of your control, including weather, ticket sales and even the behaviour of your attendees.

That’s why you should help protect yourself and your business with a tailored events insurance policy. With the right insurance, you can safeguard yourself if things don’t go to plan – allowing you to run your event with confidence.

Who should consider it?

Events insurance is usually taken out by professionals in the hospitality or entertainment industry, such as:

  • Event managers and coordinators.
  • Event promoters and organisers.
  • Sound and lighting operators.
  • Stage managers.

However, any individual or company holding an event should consider the cover that events insurance can offer. Events can include concerts, exhibitions, festivals, fundraisers, theatre productions, trade shows, dance parties or corporate functions.

From standard theatre productions where access to the bar and toilets at interval seem to be the main concern, to green field music festivals where just getting the audience into the area is fraught with difficulties, the risk assessment coming from a crowd management plan is essential.

Did you know?

1 in 5
One in five dollars spent by international visitors to Australia are spent at a business event.
(Deloitte, Australia’s international business events sector: the economic and strategic value proposition, 2014)
From 2003 to 2016, there have been 29 fatalities related to an event.
(Safe work Australia, “Fun, exciting and safe: WHS in major events”, 2017)

According to Aldo Raineri, Occupational Health and Safety, Central Queensland University, faulty infrastructure, weather events, terrorism and crowd management are the biggest risks for event organisers.

(Safe work Australia, “Fun, exciting and safe: WHS in major events”, 2017)

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