Insurance is a very
important part of our life. The very name gives us the belief that if something
goes wrong, and it can, we will be protected. Many feel that you should always
hope for the best but plan for the worst, and getting insurance plays a bit
part in that.
Accidents can happen
at trade shows, and when they do you want to hope that everyone is okay and
that you will be covered in case of lawsuits. If there is one thing people love
to do, it is sue and many will sue for the slightest provocation. You need to
make sure you are covered in case of accidents at trade shows. Here are just a
few examples of how trade shows can go wrong.
In April 2006, 51
people died in
and over 150 were injured when a fire went through a trade show. The fire was
blamed on a short circuit in a panel over a plastic sheeting that was hung over
an air conditioner.
In January 2008, a
trade show in San Diego went tragically wrong when a member of the trade show
went missing and was found dead soon after the trade show.
As these examples
show, bad things can happen at trade shows. When these tragedies occur, you
want to make sure that the exhibitors, attendees and yourself are covered. This
is where insurance comes in and why no trade show can occur without trade show
insurance in place.
To get trade show
insurance, you will need to go to a typical insurance company and tell them you
need insurance for the trade show, insurance for the attendees, insurance for
the exhibitors and insurance on the venue. This may seem like a lot, but the
more insurance you have at an event, the safer you will be. As well, there will
be a better chance that you will get great sponsorship for the event when you
have several insurance safeguards put into place.
Trade shows are
complicated affairs, and things can go wrong at them. When those things do go
wrong, you need to have the safeguard of insurance behind you to make sure that
everything works out okay for you, the people at the trade show and the
exhibitors showcasing their products at the trade show. Remember, hope for the
best but plan for the worst with trade show insurance.