In an ironic twist, it seems that a natural disaster has affected more than the insurance industry's bottom line.

The damage caused by Hurricane Fabian, which hit Bermuda in September, has caused the 2004 World Insurance Forum to be rescheduled.

The forum's venue, the Fairmont Southampton, was forced to close for repairs. But the show will go on. With the hotel set to reopen next spring, the forum will now be held from 6 - 9 June 2004.