Event Cancellation and Non-Appearance

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We can help you recover costs and protect revenues should an event be cancelled, cut short or postponed. We work with people running all sorts of events from sports, music and entertainment to conferences and exhibitions. From corporate golf days to global tours for major recording artists, we’ll make sure your coverage is optimised and ready for anything. 

What does event insurance cover?

Event insurance helps you when the event runs into problems as a result of situations beyond your control. Policies are designed to cover costs, expenses and revenues when an event is cancelled, abandoned, postponed, interrupted, or relocated

Some of the circumstances we can cover, for example:

  • Adverse weather 

  • Non-appearance of key people   

  • Communicable disease 

  • National mourning 

  • Terrorism 

  • Civil commotion

  • Unavailability of the venue. 


Non-appearance coverage is important when the success of an event or tour depends upon performers, public figures, keynote speakers etc. Policies are designed to cover costs, expenses and revenues when an event is cancelled, abandoned, postponed, interrupted, or relocated when a specified person or people cannot appear at the event due to: 

  • Unavoidable travel delays

  • Death, injury and/or illness

  • When non-appearance of key people is a deal-breaker for the attendees, the insurance is ready to protect. 


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What to do if you are experiencing financial difficulties

We recognise that the current economic conditions are putting pressure on many households and businesses. At Howden, we are committed to finding ways to assist our customers who may require additional support during these times.

If you’re currently facing financial difficulty, please speak to us about your insurance policies by:-

-contacting your Howden Service Team; 
-calling Howden on 020 7623 3806;
-using the Enquiry form.