Entertainment insurance

Helping events run smoothly

Insurance and risk management for live events

Our global Sport and Entertainment practice serves a wide range of clients in the Entertainment and Media sectors. Broadly speaking, at Howden we class entertainment as live events, with other aspects of the world of show business covered by our media insurance team.

We work with live events, tours and festivals of all sizes, and all types of performing arts, as well as conferences and expos.

Our entertainment clients include:

  • Global live events promoters
  • Globally-recognised musicians and entertainers
  • Venues
  • Agents
  • Event organisers
  • Conferences
  • Expos
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What we do

We design bespoke solutions to meet your needs. That might mean a single product line, or a holistic solution covering the whole world tour in 100 jurisdictions.  

We listen, learn and we customise. Where this means innovations in policy wording and process design, that’s our time to shine. We love to negotiate with insurers, and work hard to push the market where you need it to go.

Data and analytics is a strong suit for us.

Leveraging data insights above and beyond what most of the market can access, we have an advantage in negotiations. We are forearmed to get you the results you need.

Our Entertainment clients choose us for:

  • Event insurance
  • Equipment insurance
  • Non-appearance
  • Weather risks
  • Property insurance
  • Third party liability
  • Management liability
  • Motor fleet
  • Travel
  • Personal accident

Everything is focussed on the prompt payment of claims

Our claims advocates and lawyers are fully embedded into the end-to-end client service process, right from the policy design phase. From the outset, they work with the account management team to get your wordings right. They are on hand for technical queries through the policy period. Then they handle any claims that arise – and so carry that knowledge of your business and your wordings throughout the whole process.

Unlike other brokers, we don’t outsource our claims function, or treat is as a back-office thing. To us, claims is the engine room and should be front and centre of the whole placement process.