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Events - 28 Feb 18

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.

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Calendar of events

Feb 28 Wed

London First Retail Group breakfast

Wednesday 28 February 8:00AM - 9:30AM

The retail group provides a forum for structured information sharing and networking on policies and decisions affecting the success of retail and hospitality sectors in London.

We will be focusing on waste strategy, including emerging thinking on increasing recycling rates, member experience of service provision and how to make it easier for businesses to recycle. We will be joined by guest speaker Andrew Richmond, Policy and Programme Manager (Energy & Waste) at the GLA.


Feb 28 Wed

Managing Crowds and Communities post-Incident

Wednesday 28 February 8:00AM - 10:00AM

The reaction of crowds on Oxford St on 24 November to reports of shots being fired is not too surprising. A degree of confusion is an expected reaction to a major traumatic event, whether real or perceived, especially for people who are caught unexpectedly in the open. A similar reaction was observable at the Manchester arena in connection with that recent terrorist attack, but was also a significant feature in the distant Hillsborough disaster where terrorism was not a factor. While good building design and sound event planning can go a long way to forestall tragic incidents, there is much to consider when managing crowds and communities, which often have a dynamic all of their own. This briefing will consider what role crowd dynamics can play in post-incident behaviour and how best practice can be applied in various, mass self-evacuation scenarios.


  • Simon Ancliffe, Managing Director, Movement Strategies
  • Dr John Drury, Reader in Social Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Security Adviser, CPNI

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