Insurtech Shows Cancelled as CoronaVirus Restrictions Tighten Up

UPDATED 18.03.2020

AI in Insurance, etc Venues, Bishopsgate, London March 31st – April 1st – Cancelled

Managing Assets for Insurers – Hilton Tower Bridge, April 2nd – Postponed

AXA pulls out of BIBA show.

All AON events cancelled for March/April

Marine Insurance London March 20 – postponed.

As countries ground flights in or out, go back to hard border controles and tell people to work from home, or self-isolate, there is an inevitable knock-on effect in the busy world of insurance and insurtech shows & conferences.

Here are some of the events that we know have been affected;

Insurtech North Canada – scheduled for April 6/7 now re-scheduled for November 9/10 2020. 

WSIA Insurtech Conference New Orleans USA, March 15-18 – Cancelled.

Rendezvous Insurance, Hyatt Regency, Casablanca scheduled for April 1-2 is cancelled, says the event website.

International Insurance Forum, Bristol Hotel, Vienna, April 6/7 has been postponed until November 9/10 2020.

Insurance Innovators, Nashville, USA, scheduled March 30-31 is being re-scheduled. Details will be emailed to exhibitors, attendees and speakers once details have been finalised.

RAI Amsterdam has cancelled everything for March, here is the statement from the show complex;

RAI Amsterdam will follow with immediate effect the new measures announced by the Dutch government to prevent any further spread of the COVID-19 Corona virus. In concrete terms, this means that no events will be held in the RAI Convention Centre involving more than 100 people up to and including 31 March 2020.

“This decision has major consequences for everyone,” emphasises RAI Amsterdam CEO Paul Riemens. “We have to play our part in trying to minimise the chance of any further dissemination of the coronavirus. The health and well-being of everyone involved is our top priority. We recognise that this measure will have a major effect on visitors, exhibitors, suppliers and our whole organisation. The advice of the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Municipal Health Services (GGD) has been leading for us since the outbreak of coronavirus, and that is also the case now. We must and will make our contribution to bringing an end to the spread of COVID-19 as soon as possible.”

Frankfurt Messe has cancelled all events with an attendance of over 1000 people, which is pretty much every show they stage.

“On 12 March, the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration issued a general ruling prohibiting the holding of events with more than 1,000 participants (major events) due to the new recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute on how to deal with major events and the inconsistent handling of the existing recommendations in the municipalities. This decree is initially limited until 10 April. These include not only sporting events, but also congresses and conferences, theatres, concerts, staff, company, shareholder and shareholder meetings.

In this context, no events will be held in the Festhalle or in the congress centres of Messe Frankfurt with more than 1,000 visitors.”

What’s Still On?

In contrast to Frankfurt Messe, Hannover Messe put a statement on its website saying its July event would go ahead as planned, although the situation could change of course.

Insurtech Insights London, scheduled for 17th-18th March is still going ahead, according to the event website. Worth checking before you set off however.

Insurtech Learning Day at Lloyd’s Lab London, still scheduled for March 25th 2-6pm.

Motor Insurance World is still on for March 24th, with restrictions on visitors from Northern Italy, Hubei province China or Iran. Those with any symptoms of a cold, cough or similar are asked not to attend. Extra sanitiser will be available and masks, upon request.

International Insurance Programs, Munich is still on the calendar, scheduled for April 21-22.


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