March 2020

February 2020

13.02.2020
8:00am
13.02.2020 8:00am – 9:30am

Breakfast briefing with Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Councillor Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council.

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

Hosted by AECOM

12.02.2020
8:00am
12.02.2020 8:00am – 10:00am

London First Annual General Meeting 2020 and Manifesto for London Strategy Session

Invitation only

Please join us for our annual AGM, followed by our Manifesto for London Strategy Session with guest speaker Deborah Mattinson of BritainThinks. This will be an opportunity for you to feed into the key asks we will make of the next Mayor and his/​her team, as part of a programme of insight gathering from senior business executives across our Board and membership.

January 2020

30.01.2020
8:30am
30.01.2020 8:30am – 6:30pm

Building London Summit 2020

Join London’s biggest gathering of built environment experts — Building London 2020

What to expect at the summit

  • Insights from the capital’s experts and decision-makers on the issues shaping the built environment sector following the general election and ahead of London’s Mayoral election

Flagship Event

15.01.2020
8:00am
15.01.2020 8:00am – 9:30am

Breakfast with Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council.

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

Hosted by DAC Beachcroft

14.01.2020
9:15am
14.01.2020 9:15am – 11:00am

The London Plan- the outcome of the Examination in Public process

Invitation only

This event will give members the opportunity to discuss the Examination in Public (EiP) process with the Deputy Mayor and Jennifer Peters, the GLA’s Lead Officer on the London Plan, and hear first-hand how the Mayor is responding to the Inspectors’ report and intending to take the Plan forward to adoption.

Hosted by BNP Paribas Real Estate

December 2019

04.12.2019
8:15am
04.12.2019 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. This year’s events will focus on London First’s Next Horizon project which aims to understand how we can keep London at the top of its game following our exit from the European Union. All members are encouraged to send a CEO, Chair or equivalent leader so that we can gather as broad and diverse set of views.

Hosted by DAR

02.12.2019
7:00pm
02.12.2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Skilling London series: Skills Collaboration in Action with Mark Hoban, Chair, Financial Services Skills Taskforce

Why must business, government and the education system collaborate on skills?
Public

Join us along with Mark Hoban, former Minister for Work and Pensions, Chairman of Flood Re, and Chair of the Financial Services Skills Taskforce, for the final event in our Skilling London series, with Lloyds Banking Group and Jacobs.

In partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and Jacobs

November 2019

27.11.2019
6:00pm
27.11.2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

London First Executive PA Drinks Reception

Invitation only

It’s that time of year again! Yes, Christmas is creeping up on us and before you know it, the Christmas lights will be switched on and our to do lists will be filled with Christmas gift ideas. 

Hosted by The O2

15.11.2019
9:30am
15.11.2019 9:30am – 16.11.2019 4:00pm

Skills London 2019

Public

Brought to you by London First and delivered with Prospects Events, Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for 15 – 24 year olds, taking place on 15 & 16 November 2019 at ExCeL, from 9.30a

Flagship Event

15.11.2019
9:00am
15.11.2019 9:00am – 11:30am

Harnessing the talents of all - Ensuring London has access to the skills it needs

Skills London 2019 Panel Discussion
Invitation only

Join us on the morning of London First’s Skills London 2019, where we will be bringing together educational experts, business leaders, London Government and young people to debate what are the barriers holding back less advantaged communities in London from accessing skills and work.

Following the discussion, we are delighted to announce that the Mayor of London will be joining us for the Opening Ceremony of Skills London.

Located at ExCel London

October 2019

31.10.2019
8:00am
31.10.2019 8:00am – 11:00am

Skilling London series: Establishing ‘Good Work’ Practices with Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA

Invitation only

Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor Review into Good Work, will be speaking on how London can establish good work practices that support employees to undertake training and learning throughout their lives, crucial given the changing nature of work. A workshop will follow to identify the tangible actions needed for London to undergo a reskilling revolution.

To register your interest in attending this event, please email lfevents@​londonfirst.​co.​uk

Hosted by Jacobs

10.10.2019
6:00pm
10.10.2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Has modular construction's time finally come?

Invitation only

Join us as we discuss how modern methods of construction can become the mainstream to deliver the homes the country needs, at scale and pace. Over dinner, we will explore what we mean by modern methods of construction, along with the opportunities, challenges and barriers to using these.  


Hosted by Arcadis

September 2019

29.09.2019
8:00pm
29.09.2019 8:00pm – 9:30pm

The London Reception - Conservative Party Conference

Inside the secure zone
Invitation only

Join us at our annual London reception, hosted by Peabody, to kick off the Conservative Party conference.

Amongst our guests, we look forward to welcoming the Mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey, politicians and opinion formers from across the capital.

The reception will present an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships. 

Sponsored by Peabody

23.09.2019
1:00pm
23.09.2019 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Growing Together lunch at the Labour Party Conference

Outside the secure zone
Invitation only

Join us for a private roundtable lunch, kindly hosted by London Stansted Airport, to discuss how infrastructure investment can help bridge regional divides and get the nation’s economy moving again.

A primary objective for any government’s economic policy must be to make a strong commitment to infrastructure spending and ensure that the policy environment supports private investment.

Sponsored by London Stansted Airport

22.09.2019
6:00pm
22.09.2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The London Reception - Labour Party Conference

Inside the secure zone
Invitation only

Join us at our annual London reception, hosted by Peabody, to kick off the Labour Party conference.

Amongst our guests, we look forward to welcoming politicians and other opinion formers from across the capital.

The reception will present an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships. 

Sponsored by Peabody

17.09.2019
7:00pm
17.09.2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Skilling London series: Launch event

Why must business, government and the education system collaborate on skills?
Public


Join us and Jules Pipe, the Deputy Mayor for Skills, for the formal launch of our new skills series, kindly sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group. This marks one year on from London First’s Employment and Skills Action Plan.

The series looks at London’s future workforce challenges, as we navigate our way through Brexit and beyond, bringing together those leading the charge on skills in the capital around a mission to grow London’s talent and skills.

In partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

12.09.2019
6:30pm
12.09.2019 6:30pm – 9:30pm

London Infrastructure Summit - Dinner

Public

Stay on from London Infrastructure Summit at Tottenham Hotspur stadium to join us for networking and fine dining with guest speaker Mark Wild, Crossrail CEO, to hear his priorities for Crossrail.

Sponsored by Jacobs

August 2019

July 2019

25.07.2019
8:00am
25.07.2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Powering the capital – delivering a step change in London’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Invitation only

It is vital to the success of our city that London remains a leader in the electric vehicle revolution. As demand for electric vehicles on London’s roads increases, so does the need for the necessary supporting infrastructure. 

Following on from the launch of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce report on Monday, join us for a breakfast discussion with the Deputy Mayor for Energy & Environment, Shirley Rodrigues.

Hosted by Arup

18.07.2019
8:00am
18.07.2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Assessing sustainable communities with Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner, MHCLG

Rescheduled from 4 June to 18 July
Invitation only

Join us for a briefing on sustainable communities with Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner, MHCLG, and experts from the fields of planning policy and development delivery.

We will be discussing how we can better evaluate the impact and success of new communities to inform the design of future developments.


Sponsored by Iceni

17.07.2019
6:00pm
17.07.2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Funding, financing and building the railway – ‘open for business’ with Network Rail

Invitation only
Network Rail’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeremy Westlake, will be setting out his views on innovative ways to finance our railways and how we can develop places and infrastructure around them.

Given the restraints on public investment, securing alternative financing sources for future development is vital.

We look forward to hearing Jeremy’s approach; and to a lively discussion thereafter.

We will also be joined by Network Rail’s London routes business development directors at the networking reception following the briefing.

Hosted by Dentons

June 2019

25.06.2019
12:15pm
25.06.2019 12:15pm – 2:30pm

London Summer Business Lunch

Bringing together the capital’s most influential people across government and business. We look forward to hearing key remarks from George Osborne, Editor of the Evening Standard, Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what’s next for our capital city.

12.15pm drinks reception

1.00pm — 2.30pm Lunch and keynote speech 

Flagship Event

21.06.2019
8:00am
21.06.2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Skilling London series

01 Shaping the Mayor’s Skills Vision for London: Ensuring it meets business needs
Invitation only


Michelle Cuomo-Boorer, who leads the skills agenda at the GLA, will be speaking at the first of six sessions in our new skills series, one year on from London First’s Employment and Skills Action Plan.

The series will look at London’s future workforce challenges up to and beyond Brexit, and aims to highlight the necessary action to maintain London’s talent and skills.

Hosted by Deloitte

19.06.2019
5:30pm
19.06.2019 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Battersea Power Station Heritage Evolution - Summer Drinks Reception

This event is now fully subscribed
Invitation only
Join us for a drinks reception by the Thames at Battersea Power Station, with behind the scenes tours of the iconic site and an update on how the regeneration plans are progressing. 
The Grade II* listed power station is one of the largest brick buildings in the world and is being meticulously restored to form the centre piece of an exciting, new mixed-use neighbourhood, with a number of businesses and over 1,000 residents already in situ. 

Hosted by Battersea Power Station

11.06.2019
3:00pm
11.06.2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The future of transport in London and the future focus of Transport for London: member roundtable with Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer, TfL

Invitation only

Join us for a member roundtable with one of London’s leading thinkers and practitioners on transport and technology: TfL’s Shashi Verma, who has played a critical role in transport innovations in London such as Oyster and contactless payments.

After hearing from Shashi, we will discuss London’s transport innovation needs; what TfL’s remit should be in a future where different models of transport provision will grow; and how business can put its shoulder to the wheel to keep the prospects for London bright. 

Hosted by Pinsent Masons LLP

May 2019

29.05.2019
8:00am
29.05.2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Aventri/CRM sync test 29 May 2019

Invitation only

This event will bring together a panel of experts who are involved in bringing forward the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area to discuss progress and lessons learnt to date. The panel includes both the public and private sector perspective including those involved in developing the political and policy vision and those delivering schemes on the ground.


Hosted by London South Bank University

23.05.2019
8:00am
23.05.2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Old Kent Road Opportunity Area: Update

Invitation only

This event will bring together a panel of experts who are involved in bringing forward the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area to discuss progress and lessons learnt to date. The panel includes both the public and private sector perspective including those involved in developing the political and policy vision and those delivering schemes on the ground.


Hosted by London South Bank University

15.05.2019
8:15am
15.05.2019 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chairman'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. This year’s events will focus on London First’s Next Horizon project which aims to understand how we can keep London at the top of its game following our exit from the European Union. All members are encouraged to send a CEO, Chair or equivalent leader so that we can gather as broad and diverse set of views.

Hosted by KPMG

01.05.2019
8:00am
01.05.2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Annual Planning Update from MHCLG

Invitation only

Members are invited to join us for our annual planning update from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning for the MHCLG will share intelligence on emerging planning policy and the Government’s response to recent consultations and reviews, including last year’s National Infrastructure Assessment. We also hope to get some insight on recent Secretary of State call-in decisions and the Draft New London Plan Examination in Public. 


 

Hosted by GL Hearn

April 2019

30.04.2019
12:00pm
30.04.2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Roundtable member lunch with Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London

This event is now fully subscribed
Invitation only
Join us to hear from Theo Blackwell, the Chief Digital Officer for London, on his agenda for making London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.

Hosted by Airbnb