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Global Development Centre (GDC)

About us

Lloyd's Global Development Centre (GDC) designs, develops and delivers programmes to help customers and distribution partners better understand and access the Lloyd's market.  Through our development programmes and alumni network, we connect you with expertise in the market to increase knowledge, gain insight, share experience, build long-term partnerships and drive growth.  

The GDC actively engages and works with professional membership organisations to create customised development programmes for their members, including:  

  • Airmic (Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) 
  • BIBA (British Insurance Brokers' Association) 
  • FERMA (Federation of European Risk Manager Associations)
  • RIMS (the risk management society) 
  • LIIBA (London and International Brokers Association) 
  • MGAA (Managing General Agents’ Association 

Most of our programmes are based in London, offering participants first-hand experience of the Lloyd’s market and creating opportunities to develop new relationships. We also deliver regional programmes for local brokers and cedants in the US and Asia who are not able to come to London. 

Who should attend?

Our programs are best suited for (re)insurance professionals and risk practitioners with 5+ years’ experience. All programmes are delivered in English.    

What the programmes cover 

Here are some of the features of our programmes:

  • Information on the Lloyd’s market and structure including:  
    • How to access the Lloyd's market and benefit from our financial strength, international network and licencing;
    • A tour of the iconic Lloyd's building; 
    • The opportunity to shadow underwriters and brokers to get a better understanding of how the market works. 
  • Presentations from leading underwriters and brokers on a wide variety of subjects including property, crisis management, kidnap & ransom, cyber, marine liability, geopolitics, supply chain, Cat RI and modelling, product recall and many other topical issues such as parametric insurance, artificial intelligence etc.   
  • Discussions with start-ups, InsurTechs and technology experts who are part of the Lloyd's Lab and our Product Launchpad to understand the cutting-edge solutions that are driving innovation in our market. 


Our programmes provide customers and our distribution partners with a unique and interactive experience of the Lloyd’s market. You will gain a better understanding of how the market develops essential, complex and critical insurance needed for an ever-changing world.  

See how the market works, learn about the different products and solutions which the Lloyd’s market has specialist expertise in, and develop connections with our truly global marketplace.  

Until Sep 22 2022

Lloyd’s Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa – Educational Programme 2022

18 Aug to 20 Sep 2022

Join the Lloyd’s APMEA team for a series of one-hour educational webinars which will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, between mid August and September.

Virtual | Event details

Sep 5-9 2022

Lloyd’s Worldwide Broker Forum

A week-long intensive experience for brokers and coverholders from around the world.

One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA | Event details

Sep 09 2022

Lloyd's US Bootcamp

An introductory programme for US risk professionals, featuring interactive sessions with Lloyd’s underwriters and brokers and their US counterparts. The Boot Camp offers a complimentary day-and-a-half programme.

USA | Event details

Oct 16-21 2022

Lloyd’s Broker Academy

A week-long intensive experience for high achieving US and Canadian brokers.

One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA | Event details

Oct 26 2022

Airmic Field Trip to Lloyd’s

A one-day programme for risk managers who are Airmic members to come to Lloyd's to better understand the market and gain insight into Lloyd's Lab and innovation in insurance.

One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA | Event details

2022 - 23

Lloyd’s/ FERMA Professional Development

Risks managers from across Europe will be selected to take part in the three-part programme to better understand the Lloyd’s (re)insurance market.

Copenhagen & London | Event details

Contact us

Contact the Global Development Centre team with any questions.