Event Insurance

BUA – The Event Insurance Experts

BUA has insured thousands of events – from exhibitions such as trade shows and conventions, to all types of sporting events, entertainment events, concerts and award shows. Every event is different, and our team of experts has the experience to craft the exact coverage you need for your event.

Many event organizers rely on us for our comprehensive Event Cancellation Insurance, which protects event organizers from the financial impact of circumstances that may postpone, relocate or cancel an event. If your event is cancelled for reasons beyond your control, Event Cancellation Insurance responds, limiting the financial impact on you.

All policies are written for your specific needs. During these uncertain economic times, it is important that you only pay for your actual exposure.

Event Cancellation for Conferences, Tradeshows, Meetings and Summits

BUA’s ShowDown® Exhibition Event Cancellation Program is designed specifically for trade shows, conventions, consumer shows or meetings.

ShowDown® is an “All-Risk” policy and protects you and your organization against financial loss due to:

  • Cancellation
  • Abandonment
  • Postponement
  • Curtailment
  • Interruption
  • Relocation
  • Reduced Attendance
  • Failure to Vacate the Venue

Many additional Coverage Extensions are provided automatically. For example, Terrorism, Property, Door Receipts, Newly Formed Events, Additional Marketing/Advertising Expenses and Hotel Commitments are all automatically included in the ShowDown® Event Cancellation Program.

ShowDown® Event Cancellation Insurance Program allows the show manager to:

  • Return exhibitor fees
  • Retain net profits
  • Pay incurred expenses

Coverage is available worldwide and the form can be modified to address perils unique to location of the event.
To receive a no-obligation proposal, simply complete ShowDown® Event Cancellation Insurance Application.

Event Cancellation for Exhibitors

ShowDown® Tradeshow Cancellation Insurance is designed exclusively for Exhibitors to protect their unique exposures.

The ShowDown® Tradeshow Cancellation Insurance Program is unique in the industry. It covers an exhibitor’s incurred costs if a show does not go as planned. This policy pays claims arising from many of the circumstance that prevent the exhibitors from having a successful show.

Examples include loss due to a shipment’s late arrival, unavailability of key staff due to adverse weather, illness or injury – even due to jury duty, and terrorism.

You have three choices of policy limits – $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000. Premiums start at $250.

Download an application here and fax or email completed form to our office. You can make payment by credit card or by check.

Event Cancellation for Sporting Events

Event Cancellation Insurance is uniquely suited to insure the many sporting events that take place throughout the course of the year. With it, the event organizer, sponsor or broadcaster can protect their expenses and lost profit.

Sporting events have significant financial exposures and many events are unique and involve a great deal of time and effort from the event organizer’s perspective. It is of primary importance to protect the financial impact of an event being canceled, abandoned, postponed or interrupted.

Coverage includes damage to the venue, civil commotion, strike, adverse weather, power outages and many other perils and is available worldwide.

We believe it is critical that we discuss the aspects surrounding your event so we can tailor the coverage to meet your needs and budget. Download an application for Event Cancellation for Sporting Events here.

Event Cancellation for Entertainment Events

Event Cancellation Insurance & Non-Appearance Insurance is used when an event is dependent upon an individual or group. It protects you against your headline performer’s inability to perform to an untimely illness, accident or travel delay.

Typically, your insurance policy includes:

  • Death
  • Sickness
  • Accident
  • Unavoidable travel delay
  • Adverse Weather
  • Fire
  • Earthquake
  • Civil Unrest

Coverage is available worldwide. We will work with you to ensure we understand your show or event and build a policy that meets your needs and budget. Download an application for Entertainment Event Cancellation Insurance here.

Event Organizer Liability Insurance

Planners and organizers of all types of events have a special exposure to claims because of the “public assembly” nature of their business. BUA offers a specialized Commercial General Liability and Umbrella Liability insurance program to address these risks.

This coverage will meet the insurance requirements of event venues and it includes a package of enhancements that make it uniquely suited to the needs of the exhibition and special events industry.

Whether your event is a public or trade event, takes place indoors or outdoors, includes conferences and meeting, this program will provide you the financial protection you require. Download an Event Organizer Liability application here or a Special Event General Liability application here. Not sure which one you need? Contact us today so we can help you find the exact plan you need.

Exhibitor Liability Insurance

The Exhibitor Liability General Liability Insurance Program pays for you if an event attendee or hall worker alleges that you caused an injury to them. It can also pay for you if another exhibitor or the hall where the show is held alleges that you damaged their property.

This program is valuable for:

  • Foreign exhibitors whose liability insurance will not cover them at a U.S. show
  • Exhibitors who find it easier to use this program rather than their corporate insurance
  • Exhibitors who do not have insurance

The cost is $100 per event for a policy with limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 per event.

You may log in to our programs below:

US Exhibitor Liability Program Login

Foreign Exhibitor Liability Program Login

Mono-Line Terrorism Insurance

Our ShowDown® Terrorism Insurance Program is unique. It is the only Mono-line Terrorism product available in the event insurance industry. Our terrorism insurance policy is a comprehensive policy developed exclusively for event organizers to insure all or part of your event budget.

The ShowDown® Terrorism Insurance is an “All-Risk” policy that protects you and your organization against financial loss due to:

  • Cancellation
  • Abandonment
  • Postponement
  • Interruption
  • Relocation
  • Threat

The ShowDown® Terrorism Insurance Program allows show managers to:

  • Return Exhibitor Fees
  • Retain Net Profits
  • Pay Incurred Expenses

Coverage is available worldwide for events scheduled to take place within 12 months.

To receive a no-obligation proposal, simply complete our online Terrorism Insurance Application or contact us.