May 26th
5:00pm
26th May 2022 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Inspirational Leaders Series: Rob Webb QC in conversation with Deputy Assistant Commissioner Bas Javid

Invitation only
Join London First for a special leadership event with Rob Webb QC, Chairman of Luminance, in conversation with Deputy Assistant Commissioner Bas Javid, Metropolitan Police Service. The conversation will demonstrate how two leaders from very different walks of life share universal challenges and also touch upon how advances in digital technology and AI enable them to be better leaders.

Hosted by FTI Consulting

May 24th
8:30am
24th May 2022 8:30am – 10:30am

Modern Methods of Construction Roundtable with the Greater London Authority

Invitation only
This roundtable will explore the business case for the creation of an MMC factory in London as outlined by the Mayor in his manifesto. Attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss with the GLA, the challenges and opportunities of setting up an MMC factory drawing upon examples from across the UK and whether such a factory would be appropriate for London.

Hosted by Grimshaw

May 18th
8:30am
18th May 2022 8:30am – 10:00am

London First Estate Regeneration Roundtable

Invitation only
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.

Hosted by Mount Anvil

May 6th
10:00am
6th May 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

Part L 2021 GLA Updated Approach Virtual Roundtable

Invitation only
An online roundtable taking place on 6th May at 10:0011:00 with the GLA to hear about and discuss the GLA’s proposed response to the adoption of the Part L 2021 of the Building Regulations, due to be adopted on the 15th June.
March 30th
9:30am
30th March 2022 9:30am – 11:00am

Who lives in Build-to-Rent?

The launch of the second Build-to-Rent report
Invitation only
Build to rent has a vital role to play in London, helping to increase supply while professionalising the rental sector. With almost half of Londoners living in rented accommodation, this event will look at the role that BTR has to play in tackling the housing shortage, taking evidence from a new report and using this to better understand the future role of the BTR sector and impact on London’s residential property sector post-pandemic.

Hosted by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Sponsored by Foxtons

March 24th
9:30am
24th March 2022 9:30am – 11:00am

Previewing the 2022 London Local Elections

Invitation only
Join London First, Field Consulting & ONLondon for a lively panel discussion looking ahead to the local elections on 5 May. This informative event will focus on the key issues affecting all 32 boroughs, from the impact of the pandemic and Brexit, through to local transport issues and the support for needed businesses.

In partnership with Field Consulting OnLondon, hosted by Grosvenor

March 22nd
6:00pm
22nd March 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Spring Drinks Reception

Invitation only
Now that restrictions have lifted, we are taking the opportunity to bring our members and stakeholders back together in person for a lively spring reception. This will be an opportunity to join us and our host Dominvs for some delicious food and drinks, as we discuss what next for London and particularly how we can better embed social value into business for the benefit of the city’s communities.

Hosted by Dominvs

March 16th
6:30pm
16th March 2022 6:30pm – 9:00pm

London First at MIPIM - Closing reception

Invitation only
Please join us for our final event at MIPIM — kindly hosted by Arcadis and in collaboration with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. This evening reception will bring together the public and private sectors to discuss the shared opportunities for economic recovery, growth and levelling up in the UK, as well as understanding what lessons can be learnt from across the globe.

Kindly hosted by Arcadis & In collaboration with Northern Powerhouse Partnership

March 15th
7:30pm
15th March 2022 7:30pm – 10:00pm

London First at MIPIM - London Government dinner

Invitation only
On Tuesday night at MIPIM we will be holding our London Government dinner, kindly hosted by DP World, bringing together London business and government, with opening remarks from Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills and further comments from Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee, City of London Corporation.

Kindly hosted by DP World

March 15th
12:00pm
15th March 2022 12:00pm – 2:30pm

London First at MIPIM - Annual Housing Lunch

Invitation only
Join us for the return of our Annual Housing Lunch — a mainstay in the London First MIPIM calendar where leading players in the capital’s residential market and policymakers come together to share insights on current and future challenges.
March 14th
7:30pm
14th March 2022 7:30pm – 10:00pm

London First at MIPIM - Opening dinner with Jules Pipe CBE

Invitation only
We’re delighted to be kicking off our programme of events at MIPIM 2022 with Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills. This private dinner, kindly hosted by DP9, will offer an opportunity to discuss the key planning and development issues in London with the Deputy Mayor ahead of the formal opening of MIPIM 2022.

Kindly hosted by DP9

March 9th
10:00am
9th March 2022 10:00am – 11:15am

Skilling London Series: Making sense of the Government's Plan for Jobs

Invitation only

With the pandemic wreaking havoc on business workforce strategies and a labour market seeing record level job vacancies and skills shortages, the Government’s Plan for Jobs – a range of programmes and incentives designed to help business train up and recruit – aims to help. Except the offer can be hard to navigate – often, its not clear how to transfer unused apprenticeship levy money, what skills bootcamps are, and what the difference is between Kickstart and Restart.

March 8th
8:30am
8th March 2022 8:30am – 10:15am

DLUHC Planning Update Briefing

Invitation only
This briefing will provide an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from Government on the planning reforms and the process to bring those forward, together with any other proposed consultations. Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will be delivering the update, with opportunities to ask questions after the briefing.

Hosted by Quod

March 3rd
6:30pm
3rd March 2022 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Supper Club with Guto Harri

Invitation only

Invitation only. Next in our Supper Club series, London First members will have the opportunity for informal dinner and conversation with Guto Harri. Guto spent 18 years at the BBC, becoming the Chief Political Correspondent, before joining Boris Johnson’s City Hall as Director of External Affairs. He is now an advisor, commentator and presenter and will be sharing his insights into the challenges faced by the current Government and what this means for business in the capital.

In partnership with Deloitte

February 24th
10:00am
24th February 2022 10:00am – 11:15am

Skilling London Series: Tackling Skills Shortages - the Importance of Education and Business Partnerships

A London First Skilling London Virtual Roundtable hosted by Collab Group
Invitation only

London’s labour market is significantly challenged; on the one hand unemployment remains stubbornly high and large numbers have become economically inactive since the pandemic. On the other, vacancies and demand for skills are reaching record levels. But there’s a skills mismatch which is making it hard for business to access the workers they need. Doubling down on reskilling training is critical as are strategies for unlocking all parts of London’s labour market to build a more robust pipeline of diverse talent to fill staff shortages. 

Hosted by Collab Group

February 23rd
2:00pm
23rd February 2022 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Business Advisory Group - February

Invitation only
London First’s Business Advisory Group comprises leaders from cross-sector businesses, who examine the big questions the capital must answer in order to promote a positive recovery and remain competitive into the future. The group is chaired by London First Chairman Paul Drechsler and connects the business voice with government at all levels.
February 22nd
8:30am
22nd February 2022 8:30am – 10:00am

Borough Housing Roundtable with Lambeth

Invitation only
Councillor Matthew Bennett will lead a roundtable discussion with members regarding the work that Lambeth Borough Council is doing to increase house building in the borough. Members will be able to put their questions to him after the discussion via the Q&A session.

Hosted by Grimshaw

February 15th
8:30am
15th February 2022 8:30am – 10:30am

London First AGM 2022 and Vision for London Strategy Session

Invitation only

Join us for our AGM, followed by a Vision for London discussion, where we will explore what the capital needs to be attractive and competitive into the future. This will be an opportunity for you to feed in your perspective, following input from senior business executives across our Board and membership. We would really value your insights on what a thriving capital needs to encapsulate, and we look forward to an in-depth conversation on how we can make London the best place in the world to do business.

Hosted by Ashurst LLP

January 21st
11:00am
21st January 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm

GBR and London workshop

Invitation only

London First is intending to respond to the GBRTT whole industry strategic plan consultation that closes on 4 February. This short working session will be an opportunity to review and feed into London First’s submission.

Further details to follow in the new year.

January 18th
10:00am
18th January 2022 10:00am – 11:15am

Skilling London Series: Hybrid Working and Skills

A London First Skilling London Virtual Roundtable hosted by PwC
Invitation only

The more we get used to a mix of Zoom and face to face meetings, and regularly switching between home, office and coffee shop working, the more we wonder how this is affecting us, our employers and our workplaces. Will the nature and character of work continue to be in flux for the foreseeable future, is change permanent and if so how do we make it work for us? 
 

Hosted by PwC

January 12th
10:00am
12th January 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - January 2022

Invitation only

These virtual roundtables and dinners provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the future of business, the capital and the economy with a specific focus on what is needed to support the capital’s recovery from Covid-19. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. 

January 11th
9:00am
11th January 2022 9:00am – 10:00am

Briefing with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, join us for a virtual briefing with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Mayor discuss his priorities for Tower Hamlets, his perspective on the key issues facing London business and the role that local government can play as we move into the next stage of recovery. 

Hosted by BT

January 6th
11:00am
6th January 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Coalition for International Travel

Invitation only

London First are planning to step up our campaigning on London’s international connections in 2022. We are therefore looking to launch a new campaign group seeking to raise the voice of the business community — and specifically, the businesses in London and the South East that most rely on international connectivity to thrive — in the public debate.

December 16th
9:00am
16th December 2021 9:00am – 10:00am

Briefing with Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, join us for a virtual briefing with Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council.

This webinar will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss his priorities for Ealing, his perspective on the key issues facing London business and the role that local government can play as we move into the next stage of recovery. 

In collaboration with Enerveo

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

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - December

Invitation only

These virtual roundtables and dinners provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the future of business, the capital and the economy with a specific focus on what is needed to support the capital’s recovery from Covid-19. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. 

December 14th
9:00am
14th December 2021 9:00am – 10:00am

Affordable Housing Roundtable

Invitation only

This virtual event will assess the affordable housing and S106 market in London and the appetite from registered providers for them. It will be an all rounded view as assessed from across the industry and will also look at partnerships and how new JVs/​other types of partnership are faring.

In collaboration with Catalyst Housing and Town Legal LLP

November 30th
9:00am
30th November 2021 9:00am – 10:30am

Build to Rent site tour: Blackhorse Mills with Legal & General

Invitation only

This event will host a small group of political stakeholders providing them with a presentation and site tour of a member’s development to allow them to see not only the types of properties that BTR delivers, but also the wider opportunities for the community and place.

In collaboration with Legal & General

November 24th
11:00am
24th November 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Future of London - the city on a world stage

Invitation only

By joining this roundtable, you will be able to hear the core strands we see as central in a future competitive London post-pandemic, and have your say in how we can best articulate this vision.

The session will be introduced and chaired by Laura Osborne, our Managing Director, Corporate Affairs. It will be a discussion format, chaired by Laura, with contributions from our pro-bono agency supporters Seven Hills and our host (tbc).

November 18th
9:30am
18th November 2021 9:30am – 11:00am

In Conversation with Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development

Invitation only
Six months on from the Mayoral election, Tom will outline the Mayor’s housing priorities for his second term of office and the work underway to implement the Mayor’s housing commitments in his manifesto. In addition, Tom will offer his thoughts on the current housing market and wider changes to policy and politics at a national level that impact on London. Plenty of time will be allowed for members to put their questions to the Deputy Mayor.

Hosted by Pinsent Masons

November 16th
6:00pm
16th November 2021 6:00pm – 9:00pm

London First Chair & CEO dinner - November

Invitation only

These informal 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. 

The November Chair and CEO roundtable will take place in person as a private dinner.

October 27th
2:15pm
27th October 2021 2:15pm – 3:30pm

Business Advisory Group - 27 October

Invitation only

London First’s Business Advisory Group comprises leaders from cross-sector businesses, who examine the big questions the capital must answer in order to promote a positive recovery and remain competitive into the future. The group is chaired by London First Chairman Paul Drechsler and connects the business voice with government at all levels.

October 21st
8:30am
21st October 2021 8:30am – 10:00am

Briefing with Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair of the City of London Corporation

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, join us for an in-person briefing with Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair of the City of London Corporation.
 
This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear Catherine discuss her priorities for the City, her perspective on the key issues facing London business and the role that local government can play as we move into the next stage of recovery. 
 
 

Hosted by DP9

October 20th
10:00am
20th October 2021 10:00am – 11:15am

Skilling London Series: Why good work matters and how to deliver it

Part of the Skilling London Series
Invitation only
Against the backdrop of an evolving labour market – automation, emerging business models, and changing ways of working — the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices set out important thinking on what good work is and what employers, and government, can do to support it. Now that COVID-19 has posed a significant challenge to both employees and employers and has introduced perhaps a new future of work, the idea of Good Work is ever more critical.

In collaboration with Thames Water

October 19th
2:30pm
19th October 2021 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Roundtable with DLUHC London Housing Team

Invitation only

This virtual roundtable will provide members with an opportunity to engage directly with DLUHC’s London Housing team. Following a short introduction, the team will provide their perspectives on three key issues that are affecting the industry; supply chain and labour shortages, affordable housing delivery against the new grant regime and the current progress of the First Homes policy.

In collaboration with EcoWorld

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

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - October

Invitation only

These virtual roundtables and dinners provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the future of business, the capital and the economy with a specific focus on what is needed to support the capital’s recovery from Covid-19. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. 

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

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - October

Invitation only

These virtual roundtables and dinners provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the future of business, the capital and the economy with a specific focus on what is needed to support the capital’s recovery from Covid-19. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. 

October 12th
11:30am
12th October 2021 11:30am – 12:30pm

Reconnection and recovery in South London and beyond

Invitation only

The pandemic interrupted many of the regular and valuable interactions between London and the wider south-east. Commuting slowed to a trickle and international visitors stopped arriving at airports. This led to serious economic disruption, especially in areas reliant on these activities. It also raised questions about the long-term economic geography of Greater London and the wider South East. 

In collaboration with London Gatwick Airport

October 6th
10:00am
6th October 2021 10:00am – 11:15am

Social value in planning: Development as a force for good

Invitation only

The term social value’ is one that is growing in prominence in the planning system. Some local authorities are introducing policies that require an appraisal of social value as part of the planning application process and are increasingly referencing it in their deliberations over schemes. This goes much further than the usual planning balance of public benefit versus development impact, but the policy requirements are not yet clear.

In collaboration with Gerald Eve

October 3rd
7:30pm
3rd October 2021 7:30pm – 9:00pm

The London Reception at the Conservative Party Conference

Invitation only

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

Paul Scully, Minister for London, has been invited to speak and we look forward to welcoming politicians and opinion formers from across the capital alongside London First members for short speeches and networking.

The reception will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships, as we meet in person once again.

We hope you can make it.

September 30th
11:00am
30th September 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Net Zero Carbon (NZC) working group meeting

Working Group - 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.

September 30th
10:00am
30th September 2021 10:00am – 11:15am

Roundtable discussion with Rickardo Hyatt, Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA

Invitation only
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Rickardo Hyatt, Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA. As part of our regular engagement with key policy makers in London, Rickardo will discuss the main housing issues currently confronting City Hall as well as discussing broader topical housing issues. This will be a private discussion with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and give your views.

In collaboration with Peabody

September 29th
2:00pm
29th September 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - September

Invitation only

These virtual roundtables and dinners provide senior business leaders — chairs and CEOs — in membership with the opportunity to discuss the future of business, the capital and the economy with a specific focus on what is needed to support the capital’s recovery from Covid-19. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule. 

September 27th
1:00pm
27th September 2021 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The London Reception at the Labour Party Conference

Invitation only

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

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has been invited to speak and we look forward to welcoming politicians and opinion formers from across the capital alongside London First members for short speeches and networking.

The reception will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships, as we meet in person once again.

We hope you can make it.