Specialist underwriter secures event partnership

A recent arrival on the underwriting scene has entered a national partnership with the business event industry’s leading association.


Beazley, which has been writing event cancellation risks in Australia since 2010, has partnered with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) in a bid to boost event coverage rates.

Beazley Contingency Underwriter Al Dart says Beazley is the lead insurer for four of the top six global conference and exhibition organisers’ insurance programmes.

“Beazley is known for being an innovator in the insurance market,” he says.

“Our cover is easy to understand, simple to use, and is tailored to meet the changing needs of our clients, particularly event organisers.”

The majority of insurance currently written by Beazley’s contingency team is cancellation and abandonment cover, with other event-based insurances protecting against the risks and costs associated with poor attendance or ticket sales as well as weather insurance to protect outdoor and seasonal events.