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Events - 24 Nov 17

From large-scale networking events, bringing together senior political and business leaders, to small-scale consultations which engage members and stakeholders in our policy development, London First runs a wide range of events.

Event details on our website are for information purposes only. If you wish to be involved in any of these events – as an attendee, speaker, sponsor or host – please contact the person listed.

For a full of our events please click here.

View a full list of last years events here.

Calendar of events

Nov 24 Fri

Skills London 2017 at at ExCel London

Friday 24 November - Saturday 25 November All Day

Established since 2004, Skills London is London’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people, brought to you by London First with Prospects.

Aimed at 15-24 year olds, this two day event attracts over 30,000 visitors and provides young people and their families with a rare chance to discover careers through interactive, inspirational activities and demonstrations. The event also helps young people visually bridge the gap between what they enjoy doing and what they could potentially do as a career.

Skills London is the London platform to:

Showcase London’s jobs and careers aimed at 15-24 years old

Reach over 1,800 teachers, career guidance professionals and parents/carers

Inspire young Londoners and their parents/carers

Address London’s skills gap

Support corporate CSR and HR plans

Want to know more: View the Skills London video highlights here.

Kindly Sponsored by:

Headline Partner – Heathrow

Support Partners – Association of Colleges, BT, CITB, EY, Lambeth College, London Ambitions, London Council and Tideway

For sponsorship and exhibitor queries or more information, please contact Beena Chester or visit

Nov 24 Fri

Skills London Opening

Friday 24 November 9:00AM - 9:45AM

The opening event is being held for London’s key business leaders and will provide an exclusive preview tour of the show, meeting some of the young people testing out their skills and finding a career fit.

Closing the skills gap and ensuring long-term access to talent at all levels is a key business priority. Join our skills mission, and bring your expertise to the table in a coordinated approach with Whitehall, City Hall, education and training providers.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from experts working to address the skills challenge, including Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Skills, Regeneration and Planning, John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport Limited and Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeship Service.


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