Keeping our capital working for the UK

Events

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 list of our events please click here.

View a full list of last years events here.

Calendar of events

May 24 Thu

Business Breakfast with Catherine McGuinness, Chairman, Policy and Resources, City of London

Thursday 24 May 8:00AM - 9:30AM

As part of our series of events with prominent borough leaders, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee. During this event, she will outline the current priorities for the City of London and discuss its plans for jobs and growth. It will provide a valuable opportunity to discuss how the private sector can work in partnership with the City to address current challenges and opportunities.

Invitation Only

May 24 Thu

Growing Together – how cities and regions can join forces, be better connected and learn together in a post-Brexit economy

Thursday 24 May 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join us to celebrate the launch of Growing Together, a unique collaboration between North West Business Leadership Team, Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Business North, Midlands Engine, and London First.

Now more than ever, particularly during the period of uncertainty as we exit the EU, it’s vital that the whole UK economy is as best prepared as possible to fire on all cylinders. This report sets out a joint vision of working together across cities and regions, building on their strengths in internationally competitive sectors and sharing an agenda for growth. Over the last few months we’ve been working with stakeholders across the UK to see how we might work collaboratively to unlock the UK economy’s full potential. This event will outline the key findings and next steps.

This reception is taking place in Manchester.

Invitation Only

Jun 12 Tue

An Action Plan for London: launch of London First’s Employment and Skills Commission report

Tuesday 12 June 6:00PM - 8:30PM

London is a successful city, however it faces deep challenges with access to talent which risks undermining this. Left unchecked, Brexit and job automation could make matters worse and plunge London into an acute skills crisis.

London First established the London Employment and Skills Commission to tackle this head on. This event sees the launch of the Commission’s final report – An Employment and Skills Action Plan for London.

We are issuing a call to action for business, government and education to work together on a skills mission that will deliver a step change in apprenticeships and training for business.
Join us as we form a partnership for skills success in London and across the UK.

Invitation Only

Jun 13 Wed

Post-election briefing: what do the results mean for London?

Wednesday 13 June 8:00AM - 9:30AM

This breakfast briefing and panel discussion will provide analysis on how the new shape of London’s local government will impact key issues affecting the capital.

The discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities that the election outcomes present for London business, including the outlook for vital infrastructure the capital needs to remain globally competitive post-Brexit.

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Jun 14 Thu

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Thursday 14 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

A regular meeting with business leaders from across London First members, the chairman’s breakfasts are hosted by John Allan CBE. This is the ideal opportunity to engage in a lively and informal debate about the key challenges facing London and what we can do to help address them.

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Jun 19 Tue

Security the Open Society for 2030

Tuesday 19 June - Thursday 21 June All Day

The summits and masterclasses are designed to address threats and responses in a number of key areas with which the UK and others are now grappling. They are also designed to develop thinking and potential lines of action in response to the safety, security and resilience consequences of developments that will have a massive impact on the future nature of society.
Both the summits and the masterclasses will provide scope for discussion of business opportunities and partnership agreements in the domestic and overseas contexts. These should interest delegates at the various events, and exhibitors will also find their commercial intelligences of value. Attendance at the summits also gives access to the main exhibition, and includes privileged seating at the associated masterclasses.

For details of the event and to register, see here. For London First members, there is a discount of 20% if the promotional code ‘LF2018’ is used when registering.

Invitation Only

Jun 19 Tue

Meet the Borough Housebuilding Company: Bexley

Tuesday 19 June 8:00AM - 9:15AM

Is London about to see a return to council led housing development? Many boroughs have or are considering setting up council owned housebuilding companies. With a variety of approaches being pursued and challenges to be addressed, will these companies spark a renaissance in local government building or are they a flash in the pan?

 Join us for our third briefing in this series of events, with Richard Blakeway, Chair of Bexley’s Housebuilding Company and Gill Stewart, Chief Executive of Bexley council. Richard and Gill will set out Bexley’s Housebuilding Company’s remit and vision and then take part in a roundtable discussion.

 INVITATION ONLY

Jun 21 Thu

Extending the Bakerloo Line: new connectivity and new housing for London

Thursday 21 June 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Join us for a panel reception on extending the Bakerloo Line. This can support tens of thousands of new homes as well as 65,000 extra peak-time journeys.

We will hear from the key players on the scheme: Transport for London; the London Borough of Lewisham; the London Borough of Southwark before opening out to audience Q and A.

Jun 28 Thu

London Summer Business Lunch

Thursday 28 June 12:15PM - 2:30PM

London First is pleased to announce its fourth London Summer Business Lunch, kindly sponsored by EY with guest speakers the Rt Hon John McDonnell MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

This event will present our members and their guests with a timely opportunity to hear key remarks from the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on keeping our economy firing on all cylinders post-Brexit.

The lunch will take place in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

To register to attend, please visit http://www.londonfirstevents.co.uk/events/london-first-s-summer-business-lunch-2018/event-summary-ca4f37cd5e6f4d7a817b548afd843953.aspx

For further information and too book your place please contact Ayesha Sokhi

Jul 11 Wed

Meet the Borough Housebuilding Company: Be First

Wednesday 11 July 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Is London about to see a return to council led housing development? Many boroughs have or are considering setting up council owned housebuilding companies. With a variety of approaches being pursued and challenges to be addressed, will these companies spark a renaissance in local government building or are they a flash in the pan?

Join us for our fourth briefing in this series of events, with Pat Hayes, Managing Director of Be First, Barking and Dagenham’s Housebuilding Company. Pat will set out Be First’s remit and vision and then take part in a roundtable discussion.

INVITATION ONLY

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