Get back on track if the unexpected happens

Whether your client's exhibition is a global trade show or local craft fair, we can help them prepare for the unexpected. From equipment failure to illness, we offer the cover to put their mind at ease.

Cover tailored to your client's needs

Hiscox Event Assured Exhibition Insurance is a flexible portfolio of the key insurances designed to meet the needs of organisers of both public shows and trade fairs. It protects your client's exhibition in the three key areas: cancellation and disruption, property damage and money, and legal liabilities.

We can also provide cover on an annual basis for companies who manage multiple events.

Key features include:

  • Available for events taking place almost anywhere in the world
  • Choice of currencies
  • Can cover events with revenues up to £25m
  • 24/7 telephone numbers for claims emergencies.

Cancellation and disruption insurance

Key features include:

  • Cancellation, abandonment, curtailment, or rearrangement including to another time or place
  • Cover available on a full revenue basis, which protects your projected profit
  • Expenses-only basis of cover also available where this is more relevant or to keep costs down
  • Terrorism extensions available
  • National mourning cover is included for events where the death or funeral occurs in that country and coincides with the dates of the event (persons under 70).

Your client can also choose to add the following options:

  • Adverse weather cover for events outdoors or in temporary structures or marquees
  • Reduced attendance
  • Non-appearance (key featured persons)
  • National mourning beyond the standard cover.

Property cover

This can cover almost anything from furniture to audio visual equipment and marquees – and even money.

Key features include:

  • Covers event property owned, borrowed or hired for the event
  • Includes transit to, from and whilst at the event including loading and unloading
  • Terrorism cover can be included
  • Continuing hire charges cover for hired equipment.

Events liability insurance

Key features include:

  • Public liability cover up to £10 million (or other currency equivalents)
  • Employers’ liability up to £10 million
  • Indemnity to directors and employees
  • Liability for damage to venues
  • Indemnity to venue owners or operators.

Don't Forget Your Client's Exhibitors

Fortunately there is an easy solution:

We also provide an online solution to meet the needs of exhibitors at exhibitions.

Hiscox Event Assured Exhibitor Online can offer:

  • The same quality cover at a discounted premium
  • £5 million public liability cover as standard
  • 4 alternative packages of cover to suit different sized stands
  • Three currency options  (sterling, euro or US dollar)
  • Exhibitors can get a quote in seconds and buy in less than two minutes
  • 100% contract certainty through complete documentation delivered immediately by email
  • Online system can be personalised to your client's exhibition including cover options and documentation

In addition to public liability insurance, cover can include:

  • Cancellation and disruption
  • All risks on exhibition stand and exhibits
  • Damage to venue and shell scheme
  • Employers' liability.

If your exhibitors need tailored cover, we can take their enquiry "offline" and provide bespoke insurance.

Make claim

When things go wrong, we’re the experts in putting it right. Need to make a claim?


Please also see our events insurance FAQs for general information. 

Contact us

Our events insurance specialists are here to help so please get in touch.