June 2021

June 17th
10:00am
17th June 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

GLA Infrastructure Coordination Service Roundtable

Working Group - Invitation only

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Infrastructure Coordination Service is an initiative the Mayor of London is trialling in the capital to try and improve infrastructure coordination between housing developers and utility providers. London faces many unique challenges when delivering infrastructure projects, and this service seeks to mitigate some of these problems by employing dedicated infrastructure coordinators who will liaise between developers and utility providers to try and improve their communication.

The Greater London Authority

June 16th
11:00am
16th June 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Business Advisory Group meeting

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group was established in response to the pandemic to connect the business voice with government at all levels, articulating London’s recovery needs and harnessing the power and collective insight of London’s business leaders to help shape a vision for London’s recovery. The meetings are hosted by our Chairman Paul Drechsler.

June 15th
11:30am
15th June 2021 11:30am – 12:30pm

Back On The Move: Public transport challenges as London Unlocks

Invitation only

As we step through the Government’s unlocking roadmap, London is getting back on the move. As public transport passenger numbers tick up, the challenges of running the network increase. Some passengers expectations and behaviours have changed; others are still hesitant to use the network. Meanwhile operators and infrastructure providers face significant uncertainty about what their organisational and funding futures look like.

In collaboration with TfL and Network Rail

June 15th
10:00am
15th June 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Race Equity: Realities and Practical Solutions for business

Invitation only

We are a year on from the killing of George Floyd in the US and the protest movements it sparked worldwide and in the UK. Controversy surrounding the Sewell Report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been significant. It is a good time to take stock of what has changed in the past 12 months and what remains ahead as we work towards a more equitable city.

June 8th
11:00am
8th June 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Briefing and discussion with TfL property development team

Invitation only

TfL owns a 5,700 acre estate that includes land and properties with huge potential for creating the homes and jobs that London needs. TfL landholdings can play a vital role in meeting the Mayor’s priorities to build affordable homes, while generating revenue to invest in the capital’s transport network. 

In collaboration with Grainger plc

May 2021

May 20th
10:00am
20th May 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

London First Estate Regeneration Roundtable

Invitation only

This event will discuss the key aspects of estate regeneration and the delivery of homes in London.

London First members will participate in a roundtable which will discuss the delivery of homes via estate regeneration projects, the new grant regime and the ability of such projects to contribute to London’s broader recovery. 

In collaboration with Mount Anvil and Thames Valley Housing

May 19th
2:00pm
19th May 2021 2:00pm – 4:00pm

West End Steering Group

Working Group - Invitation only

The West End Streets Group, or WESt, is an invitation only steering group established by London First to promote the delivery of high quality public realm improvements in the West End. WESt comprises members of the great estates, major land owners and Business Improvement Districts and the group is chaired by Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Derwent London. WESt champions selected projects to promote their delivery and funding, working with key stakeholders including Westminster City Council, the London Borough of Camden, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.

Chaired by Derwent London

May 18th
2:30pm
18th May 2021 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Business Advisory Group meeting

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group was established in response to the pandemic to connect the business voice with government at all levels, articulating London’s recovery needs and harnessing the power and collective insight of London’s business leaders to help shape a vision for London’s recovery. The meetings are hosted by our Chairman Paul Drechsler.

May 18th
2:00pm
18th May 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Data for London

Working Group - Invitation only

The Data for London (D4L) Working Group continues the momentum created by the London Data Commission, and works closely with the GLA and the boroughs, lending a strong business voice for data-collaboration to solve city challenges. Our aim is to encourage purposeful data collaborations amongst public sector agencies across London and between the public and private sector to solve civic challenges and make a positive impact on the lives of Londoners.

May 11th
10:00am
11th May 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - May

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. 

May 4th
11:00am
4th May 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Net Zero Carbon (NZC) working group meeting

Invitation only

The Net Zero Carbon (NZC) working group brings together 50+ leading London businesses to help shape our response to climate action. Last year we published a Business Manifesto for Delivering Net Zero Carbon in London, which sets out the required action by business and the Mayor to deliver against London’s ambitious climate reduction targets by 2050.

April 2021

April 29th
10:00am
29th April 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Business Advisory Group meeting

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group was established in response to the pandemic to connect the business voice with government at all levels, articulating London’s recovery needs and harnessing the power and collective insight of London’s business leaders to help shape a vision for London’s recovery. The meetings are hosted by our Chairman Paul Drechsler.

April 28th
11:00am
28th April 2021 11:00am – 12:15pm

2021 Mayor of London Business Hustings

Invitation only

The London Business Board and Bloomberg invite you to join us for our 2021 Mayor of London Business Hustings with candidates Shaun Bailey AM, Sian Berry AM, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan and Luisa Porritt.

As part of the London Business Board

April 26th
10:00am
26th April 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Shifting gears - business planning for a return to growth

Invitation only

AlixPartners is a global specialist in helping business solve complex and critical challenges. In working with some of the biggest firms in the world, AlixPartners have a unique perspective on how business leaders should plan in times of uncertainty. 

In this roundtable Jeff Drake and Glen Fietta, AlixPartners Managing Directors, will set out a scenarios-based planning approach to help CEOs and boards plan ahead. Members should leave with practical ideas and next steps to help navigate their own firm-level planning.

In collaboration with AlixPartners

April 22nd
10:00am
22nd April 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - April

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. 

April 21st
10:00am
21st April 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Data for London – a briefing on London First’s data strategy and its role in recovery

Invitation only

Last year London First successfully launch the recommendations of the London Data Commission, which set out a new vision for how to promote more data collaboration between the public and private sector to solve civic challenges and make a positive impact on the lives of Londoners.

This webinar is briefing on how the data agenda is progressing in London, and a chance for members to hear more about how data is being put at the heart of the London’s recovery planning.

April 21st
9:30am
21st April 2021 9:30am – 10:30am

Housing Partnerships Working Group

Working Group - Invitation only

COVID-19 has added a further layer of complexity to the challenges that London’s housing market already faces. Government has taken action to support housebuilding but the industry must think creatively as to how they can deliver more housing. Partnership working is one such model which can be used to help secure new investment and deliver efficient mechanisms to keep the pipeline of new development in London going.

March 2021

March 31st
2:00pm
31st March 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Future of the CAZ

Invitation only

The Future of the CAZ is a study undertaken by Arup, Gerald Eve and the London School of Economics for the Mayor of London on the economic future of the Central Activities Zone.

In collaboration with Arup, Gerald Eve LLP and London School of Economics

March 31st
10:00am
31st March 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

A focus on Digital Skills in partnership with Future Dot Now

Skilling London series
Invitation only

An ongoing events series (currently virtual) to discuss key skills issues, for members to promote their good practice, and to foster better collaboration between business and education. The monthly sessions showcase data/​evidence to frame the discussion, members present on what they are doing to tackle the challenge in their organisation and network; followed by discussion and questions on how this good practice could apply to other organisations. This group is open to all, so if you would like to get involved please contact

Future Dot Now

March 30th
2:00pm
30th March 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Business Advisory Group meeting

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group was established in response to the pandemic to connect the business voice with government at all levels, articulating London’s recovery needs and harnessing the power and collective insight of London’s business leaders to help shape a vision for London’s recovery. The meetings are hosted by our Chairman Paul Drechsler and our CEO Jasmine Whitbread.

March 17th
10:00am
17th March 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm

Considering the case for private investment into affordable housing

Invitation only

This virtual meeting will examine the case for attracting further private investment into the affordable housing sector, as well as the public policy changes that are required to facilitate this. You will gain access to exclusive market insights and hear expert analysis from investors and key public sector stakeholders, including the Regulator of Social Housing. There will also be an opportunity to give your views on this subject during the breakout sessions towards the end of the meeting.

In collaboration with Arcadis and CBRE

March 5th
11:00am
5th March 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Transport in London: The future and funding of TfL

Invitation only

The pandemic has broken TfL’s funding model and the traditional levers are unlikely to be sufficient to fill the gap. Arup and London First have proposed four new ideas to help: a London Vehicle Ownership Duty to replace VED; smart road user charging; a London Mobility Service; and a fully integrated fares system.

In collaboration with Arup

March 2nd
11:00am
2nd March 2021 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. 

February 2021

February 26th
10:00am
26th February 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

The Future of London’s Roads

Working Group - Invitation only

London’s roads were strained before the pandemic with behavioural change fuelling congestion and new technologies from electric vehicles to ride hailing apps challenging long-held approaches. Covid has accelerated many of these trends and led to a reassessment of how we allocate road space in the capital.

February 24th
10:00am
24th February 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Business Advisory Group - February

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group is made up of 20 leaders from cross-sector businesses to look at the big picture questions the capital needs to answer to secure London’s recovery from the COVID-19 and stay competitive into the future. The group is chaired by our Chairman Paul Drechsler and connects the business voice with government at all levels.

February 23rd
2:00pm
23rd February 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Data for London

Working Group - Invitation only

The Data for London (D4L) Working Group continues the momentum created by the London Data Commission, and works closely with the GLA and the boroughs, lending a strong business voice for data-collaboration to solve city challenges. Our aim is to encourage purposeful data collaborations amongst public sector agencies across London and between the public and private sector to solve civic challenges and make a positive impact on the lives of Londoners.

February 23rd
11:00am
23rd February 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a virtual briefing with Councillor Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council. 

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

In collaboration with Foxtons

February 12th
10:00am
12th February 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

The Future of London’s Roads

Working Group - Invitation only

London’s roads were strained before the pandemic with behavioural change fuelling congestion and new technologies from electric vehicles to ride hailing apps challenging long-held approaches. Covid has accelerated many of these trends and led to a reassessment of how we allocate road space in the capital.

February 10th
11:00am
10th February 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm

In conversation with Rickardo Hyatt, Executive Director, Housing and Land, GLA

Invitation only

Join us for a briefing and discussion with Rickardo Hyatt, Interim Deputy Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA. As part of our regular engagement with key decision makers in London, Rickardo 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 housebuilding in the capital; and the Mayor’s new affordable housing programme. 

In collaboration with Peabody

February 4th
10:00am
4th February 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Universities in the Covid-19 Era: What is the emerging picture of student occupancy telling us?

Invitation only

Universities started the Autumn semester with an understandable lack of clarity on student occupancy and finished it undertaking the mammoth task of mass student testing to return them safely home. As we enter the start of a new term, this roundtable will explore the emerging picture of how HE estates are being used.

In collaboration with JLL

February 3rd
10:00am
3rd February 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Who lives in Build to Rent

Invitation only

This event will see the formal launch of the Who lives in Build-to-Rent’ report.

In collaboration with: BPF and UKAA Our Partners: Apo Group, Dataloft, Foxtons, Get Living, Grainger and HomeViews

February 2nd
10:00am
2nd February 2021 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. 

January 2021

January 29th
10:30am
29th January 2021 10:30am – 12:00pm

The Future of London’s Roads

Working Group - Invitation only

London’s roads were strained before the pandemic with behavioural change fuelling congestion and new technologies from electric vehicles to ride hailing apps challenging long-held approaches. Covid has accelerated many of these trends and led to a reassessment of how we allocate road space in the capital.

January 26th
10:00am
26th January 2021 10:00am – 28th January 2021 12:00pm

Building London Summit 2021

Flagship Event

January 21st
10:00am
21st January 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

A 21st Century London: the route to recovery

Invitation only

Join us for a discussion on how to secure the best possible recovery for the capital. 

Over the last few months, we’ve brought together your CEOs and Chairs, as well as our Business Advisory Group, to support us in creating a vision for a 21st Century London and to feed in their perspectives on how to get there. We’d now like to get your take on what these plans mean for your business, what’s missing and what you’d like to see us championing to secure a rapid and robust recovery in the year ahead.

January 19th
2:00pm
19th January 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Business Advisory Group - January

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group is made up of 20 leaders from cross-sector businesses to look at the big picture questions the capital needs to answer to secure London’s recovery from the COVID-19 and stay competitive into the future. The group is chaired by our Chairman Paul Drechsler and connects the business voice with government at all levels.

January 13th
9:30am
13th January 2021 9:30am – 10:30am

A 21st Century London: the route to recovery

Invitation only

Join us for a discussion on how to secure the best possible recovery for the capital. 

Over the last few months, we’ve brought together your CEOs and Chairs, as well as our Business Advisory Group, to support us in creating a vision for a 21st Century London and to feed in their perspectives on how to get there. We’d now like to get your take on what these plans mean for your business, what’s missing and what you’d like to see us championing to secure a rapid and robust recovery in the year ahead.

January 12th
2:00pm
12th January 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

In Conversation with CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Invitation only

Join us to hear insights from Nick Smallwood, CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, into how the Covid-19 crisis will affect the delivery of the UK’s infrastructure pipeline. What are the actions being taken by the Infrastructure Projects Authority, which sits inside HM Treasury, to help improve the way infrastructure and major projects are delivered?

In collaboration with the Nichols Group

January 7th
10:00am
7th January 2021 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. 

December 2020

December 16th
10:00am
16th December 2020 10:00am – 11:20am

In Conversation with Sir John Armitt: Reflections on the National Infrastructure Strategy

Invitation only

The Government’s National Infrastructure Strategy is expected to be published alongside the spending round in late November. This webinar on Wednesday, 16th December will give London First members a chance to hear reflections on this Strategy from the Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, who oversaw the publication of the first National Infrastructure Assessment.

Following a speech by Sir John, the rest of the session will be devoted to a Q&A. 

In collaboration with Mott MacDonald

December 15th
9:00am
15th December 2020 9:00am – 10:00am

Inspirational Leaders Series: Dame Cressida Dick DBE

Invitation only

Please join me for a special leadership event with Dame Cressida Dick DBE, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service, in conversation with Sarah Sands, who recently joined the London First Board and formerly was editor of the London Evening Standard and the Today programme on Radio 4 .

December 14th
10:00am
14th December 2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Business Advisory Group - December

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group is made up of 20 leaders from cross-sector businesses to look at the big picture questions the capital needs to answer to secure London’s recovery from the COVID-19 and stay competitive into the future. The group is chaired by our Chairman Paul Drechsler and connects the business voice with government at all levels.