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While compensation schemes in many European markets have helped build confidence, the absence of commercial cancellation insurance for Covid-19 remains a major barrier to live music’s return. How long will this market failure endure? And when policies do return, what are the likely rates and terms that companies can expect?

With an update on availability and progress across Europe and other international markets, this vital Recovery Session, Insurance: The missing piece, provided a current snapshot.

Chair Anna Wade (Boomtown Festival (UK)) was joined for this Session by Tim Thornhill (Tysers Insurance Brokers (UK)), James Davies (EC3 Insurance (UK)), Kim Bloem (Mojo Concerts (NL)) and Matthias Grischke (Novitas special risk (DE)).




21/10/21: Leaders from across the global live music industry examine how these crucial venues can come back better.
22/7/21: HR experts discuss the various challenges they face as key markets reopen for business, as well as the opportunities to ‘build back better’
17/6/21: From voluntary-risk-assessed mitigations to those required by guidance, what are the latest measures that will restart live music?
17/6/21: When it comes to lobbying and campaigning, what can less engaged markets learn from their neighbours?
13/5/21: Could passports and COVID status certificates be the key to quickly and safely reopening venues and festivals?
13/5/21: Professionals behind three key pilot shows presented the lessons learned from the pioneering events
13/5/21: Marsha Vlasic, Melvin Benn and John Sharkey discussed where they are on the pathway to industry recovery.


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