October 2020

09.10.2020
9:30am
09.10.2020 9:30am – 11:30am

London First and Planning Officers Society London Annual Planning Discussion

Invitation only

Join us for our annual London First and Planning Officers Society London planning discussion, rescheduled from March. 

This virtual roundtable discussion will largely focus on the Planning White Paper. We look forward to a lively cross-sector debate about what the Government’s proposals could mean for London.
 

 

In collaboration with British Land

07.10.2020
10:00am
07.10.2020 10:00am – 11:15am

Education and skills for a post-Covid economy: building a long-term vision and plan

Invitation only

One of the most important lessons of Covid19 is that Education & Skills really matter. They are the only way to ensure future generations can deal with the challenges of global development, health and Climate Change. I am delighted to be hosting a roundtable discussion on this theme.

In collaboration with the Foundation for Education Development

September 2020

30.09.2020
4:00pm
30.09.2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Empowering Women in Planning

Invitation only

The RTPI State of the Profession’ research last year found that 40% of planners are female. However, a report by Women in Planning, also in 2019, highlighted that only 17% of women fill director and above roles in private planning consultancy.

In collaboration with Montagu Evans and Women in Planning

30.09.2020
11:00am
30.09.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a webinar briefing with Councillor Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss both her priorities for Westminster and the key challenges and opportunities for growth in the borough.

In collaboration with Grosvenor

24.09.2020
10:00am
24.09.2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Planning White Paper Briefing with Simon Gallagher, Planning Director at MHCLG

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Join us for a personal briefing from Simon Gallagher, Planning Director at MHCLG to hear more about the Government’s thinking behind the Planning White Paper and their proposed reforms.

Due to the forthcoming Devolution White Paper, it was not possible to provide any detail on London specifically, but this will be a chance to pose questions to Simon on what the reforms could mean for London. 

In collaboration with CarneySweeney

22.09.2020
10:00am
22.09.2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

16.09.2020
10:00am
16.09.2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Briefing with Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a webinar briefing with Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Mayor discuss both his priorities for Lewisham and the key challenges and opportunities for growth in the borough.
 

In collaboration with Jacobs

10.09.2020
4:00pm
10.09.2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm

In conversation with David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA

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Join us for a briefing and discussion with David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA

As part of our regular engagement with key decision makers in London, David will discuss the main housing issues currently confronting City Hall, including: the current state of the housing market in London; the latest steps being taken to support house building in the capital; and progress of the Mayor’s affordable housing programme. 

In collaboration with Barratt London

03.09.2020
3:00pm
03.09.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

London First and Planning Officers Society London joint roundtable discussion: Modern methods of construction

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Modern methods of construction, or MMC, represent a real opportunity to help alleviate some of the challenges we face in the current housing crisis. MMC can supplement our traditional methods of housebuilding with faster and more efficient build out rates and, as seen most recently, continued construction in challenging times.

In collaboration with DP9

August 2020

27.08.2020
10:00am
27.08.2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

25.08.2020
11:00am
25.08.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a webinar briefing with Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss both his priorities for Hounslow and the key challenges and opportunities for growth in the borough.

In collaboration with Ballymore

July 2020

21.07.2020
3:00pm
21.07.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Can Data help London get out of the lockdown?

Invitation only

This interactive session will include a panel debate with the Theo Blackwell, London’s Chief Digital Officer and bring you up-to-speed on the work of the Commission, including our work supporting the GLA and Alan Turing Institutes’ Covid-19 initiative. It will also provide insights into the priorities of key data stakeholders plus preview the Commission’s recommendations and exciting future projects, ahead of the Commission’s report launch in September.

16.07.2020
10:45am
16.07.2020 10:45am – 12:00pm

20 Years of TfL - The Future of the River Thames

Invitation only

To mark the 20th anniversary of TfL, London First, the Port of London Authority and Port of Tilbury will look at how the River Thames can become a more integral part of London’s transport strategy.

In collaboration with Port of London Authority and Port of Tilbury

15.07.2020
11:00am
15.07.2020 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: What’s next for East London?

Invitation only

The webinar will provide an overview of the London Legacy Development Corporation, its work to deliver the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including its development in the run up to the Olympic Games and its wider impact on the surrounding area. The session will also explore what is next for the LLDC, its wider regeneration work and future developments for the area. 

In collaboration with the LLDC and Lendlease

09.07.2020
3:00pm
09.07.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

TfL and London’s Recovery

A webinar with Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner
Invitation only

As London begins to reopen and recover from Covid-19, how we travel around the city will have to change. A poorly managed return to public transport is a critical risk for our capital and Government, City Hall, Transport for London, and businesses will need work in lockstep to ensure demand is reduced and retimed. Transport for London have been quick to create Streetspace to enable more safe, sustainable, and socially distanced travel, including supporting greater experimentation with micro-mobility.

In collaboration with AECOM

09.07.2020
11:00am
09.07.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

COVID-19 and the future of work: The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in helping London’s business adapt in the new normal

Invitation only

As London begins to come out of lockdown the challenge for businesses is be getting back to normal levels of service and operation, but disruptions to workforce, difficult market conditions and uncertainty about the long term effect on the economy and behaviour make business planning exceptionally difficult. New machine learning technologies like AI will be immensely valuable in helping companies adapt to the new reality.

01.07.2020
11:00am
01.07.2020 11:00am – 12:15pm

London First and Planning Officers Society discussion

Industrial land intensification and co-location
Invitation only

The draft new London Plan contains policies that seek to protect industrial capacity in London through the intensification of industrial uses. This includes the multi-layering of industrial and warehousing accommodation and the co-location of housing and commercial activities. Our discussion will explore the planning, design and viability issues arising from such approaches and how the draft new London Plan policies are being interpreted at the borough level.

 

In collaboration with hgh consulting

June 2020

30.06.2020
3:00pm
30.06.2020 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Assessing the future: a roundtable discussion about the development of student accommodation and university estates in London

Invitation only

Prior to COVID-19, expansion of university estates and the need for more purpose-built student accommodation were top of the agenda. Do these plans remain? Or will changes need to be made? How will the pandemic impact the attractiveness of London as city to study in for both domestic and international students?

In collaboration with JLL

25.06.2020
3:00pm
25.06.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Unlocking TfL: Webinar with Vernon Everitt.

Invitation only

With unlocking moving through the steps set out in the Government roadmap, TfL faces new challenges as Londoners return to movement. Vernon Everitt, Managing Director for Customers, Communications, and Technology at TfL, will be joining London First members to talk about the progress being made and the ways in which the private sector can support a well-managed return to public transport in the capital. 

24.06.2020
3:15pm
24.06.2020 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Inspirational Leaders Series: Ann Cairns and Laurence Taylor

Invitation only

Please join us for a special leadership event which celebrates Leadership Exchange, our peer to peer mentoring programme between senior police and business leaders. The conversation will revolve around the unique challenges of leading through the COVID-19 pandemic and the journey towards recovery. 

24.06.2020
11:00am
24.06.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Future of the Connected Home:

How technological innovation will change the way we use our homes
Invitation only

Join us for a webinar presentation and virtual discussion to look at how innovation is continually changing the way we use and live in our homes. We will be looking at how technology allows us to be more efficient in the way we use and run our buildings and will pay attention to BTR developments. 

 

In collaboration with Bosch

16.06.2020
2:00pm
16.06.2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

London Alliance roundtable

Invitation only

London First will be hosting a small roundtable discussion with Amy Lamé, Night Czar, and Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners, to discuss initiatives that support London’s economic recovery within the hospitality, retail and leisure sector, including a consumer-facing campaign to restore consumer confidence.

In collaboration with London & Partners

10.06.2020
3:00pm
10.06.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Electrifying London’s Vehicle Fleets: Prospects and Priorities

Invitation only

Powering the mobility revolution will require multiple solutions and interventions. The owners and operators of vehicle fleets are already at the forefront of electrification efforts in London, and have the ability to overcome the scalability challenge.

Join a selection of London’s major fleet owners and operators on this virtual roundtable to discuss how to accelerate the transition during the recovery. 

In partnership with BP

01.06.2020
3:00pm
01.06.2020 3:00pm – 3:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable with Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

Invitation only

Wes Streeting MP will be sharing his insights into labour thinking on the unprecedented economic challenges caused by Covid-19. From infrastructure funding to the UK’s levelling up agenda, we’ll be discussing what key things are needed for London’s roadmap to recovery and what all this might mean for business, the economy and country in the long term.

May 2020

28.05.2020
2:00pm
28.05.2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Keeping apprenticeships going through the crisis into a recovery: private roundtable with the Treasury on simplifying levy transfers

Invitation only

London First has been calling for reform to the apprenticeship system, including coming together earlier this year with the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) to launch a major report which sets out an action plan for making the system more accessible and flexible. 

In partnership with NWBLT

28.05.2020
11:00am
28.05.2020 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Future of the Connected Home - virtual roundtable

Invitation only

Innovation is continually changing the way we use and live in our homes. Virtualy hosted by Bosch, this roundtable will discuss how such technologies will evolve and, paying particular attention to the current COVID-19 crisis, consider the benefits of smarter technology with respect to build to rent developments where the owner is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and utilities in the building. 

In collaboration with Bosch

26.05.2020
8:15am
26.05.2020 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chair's breakfast with Paul Drechsler CBE

Invitation only
These informal breakfast roundtables provide senior business leaders in membership with the opportunity to give and take on current trends and the key challenges they face in the Capital and the rest of the UK.

Given the new government is led by a Prime Minister we’ve worked with before, the upcoming Mayoral election and the ongoing challenges around skills, housing and transport, these events will be lively and informative. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

In collaboration with DLA Piper

21.05.2020
3:00pm
21.05.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council and Executive Member for Business, Europe and Good Growth, London Councils

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a webinar briefing with Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss both her priorities for Waltham Forest and the key challenges and opportunities for growth in the borough.

20.05.2020
3:00pm
20.05.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Annual Planning Update briefing from MHCLG

Invitation only

Members are invited to join us for our annual planning update from Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning for the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In addition to his usual intelligence on emerging planning policy, recent consultations and reviews, Simon will also update members on steps the Government is taking to keep the planning system going during the pandemic and support the recovery. 

 

In collaboration with Montagu Evans

15.05.2020
11:00am
15.05.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

11.05.2020
2:00pm
11.05.2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

01.05.2020
11:00am
01.05.2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable with Paul Scully, Minister for London

Invitation only

This event is now full, please email lfevent@​londonfirst.​co.​uk to join the waiting list.

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

April 2020

30.04.2020
4:00pm
30.04.2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

29.04.2020
11:00am
29.04.2020 11:00am – 1:00pm

Immigration Roundtable: MAC Consultation on Shortage Occupation List

Invitation only

With the new points-based immigration system still set to come into force in January 2021 the MAC has been asked to advise on the composition of the Shortage Occupation List. This roundtable is part of the official consultation the MAC is undertaking on this topic. This will be a conversation about the different skills and labour shortages in sectors and recruitment processes.

28.04.2020
3:00pm
28.04.2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

COVID-19 briefing and discussion: The impact on London's commercial property market

Invitation only

Join us for a briefing and panel discussion about the impact COVID-19 is having on London’s commercial property market. 

As the lockdown continues, our expert panel will discuss how the virus has affected their area of the market, the support that might be required both in the short and long term, and what the wider, structural implications of the current crisis are for commercial space in London.

17.04.2020
10:00am
17.04.2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

16.04.2020
5:00pm
16.04.2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable

Invitation only

These informal virtual roundtables provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business, the capital and the economy and to look ahead to what business and the government will need to focus on to support the capital’s recovery. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

March 2020

11.03.2020
12:00pm
11.03.2020 12:00pm – 2:30pm

MIPIM 2020 - Annual London Lunch

Invitation only

*We are in the process of trying to reschedule our planned MIPIM lunches to a London venue and will be in touch about our plans in the coming days.*

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual London First — London Lunch at MIPIM 2020, kindly hosted Robert Bosch Ltd (now in London)

Hosted by DAC Beachcroft