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What we do

Our mission

The GDC’s mission is to build networks, identify opportunities and spark innovation. Through our development programmes and alumni network we connect our distribution partners and customers with the expertise of the market to increase knowledge, derive insight,  share experience, build long-term partnerships and drive growth.

How do we do this?

The GDC actively engages and co-ordinates with the LMA, LIIBA and their members to create customised programmes to meet the requirements of specific audiences and showcase Lloyd’s and the London market.

We work with international professional membership organisations and representative federations / bodies such as 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) and MGAA (Managing General Agents Association) amongst many others.

Programmes based in London offer participants first-hand experience of the market with opportunities to develop new relationships between the market, brokers and their clients across the globe.

We also work with Lloyd’s Country Managers and Regional Representatives worldwide to support regional programmes for local brokers and cedants, primarily in emerging markets, who are not able to come to London. Participants on regional programmes won’t get the same immersive market experience but we can expose them to some of the expertise and experience of the market.


Programmes could feature all or a selection of the following:

  • A Lloyd’s day when delegates will receive presentations on Lloyd’s; its structure, financial strength, international network and licencing and what The Future at Lloyd's really means, as well as tour of the iconic Lloyd's building.
  • Class of Business presentations from leading underwriters and brokers on a wide variety of subjects including Autonomous Vehicles, Crisis Management / K&R, Cyber Risk, Marine Liability, Political and Credit Risk, Supply Chain, Cat RI and modelling, Product Recall and many other classes of business.
  • We work with Managing Agents and Brokers across the market to feature prominent experts on line of business as well as key topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and innovative product development.
  • We engage startups, insurtechs and technology experts who are part of Lloyd's Lab and who work with the market to help delegates understand what is truly cutting-edge and what the jargon really means for brokers, coverholders, cedants and risk managers.

Take a look at the Spring Worldwide Programme at Lloyd’s and the AIRMIC and Lloyd's Professional Development Programme to see all the elements of real GDC programmes.