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.

September 16th
2:00pm
16th September 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Can micro-mobility help London recover from the pandemic?

As part of the London Infrastructure Summit 2021
Public

After more than a year of Streetspace interventions in response to the pandemic, and three months of the London e‑scooter trial, what is the future of micromobility and active travel in the capital? Is the increase in walking and cycling sticking now that the city is out of lockdown? What is the role of cycle and e‑scooter hire schemes in the economic recovery of the capital?

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

Optimising the delivery of EV infrastructure in London

As part of the London Infrastructure Summit 2021
Public

The UK has set a target to reduce emissions to net-zero carbon by 2050. To achieve this ambitious target, we as a country will need to think carefully about the wide range of carbon emissions sources, and how best to reduce these. Electric vehicles are not the silver bullet, but they are an important weapon in the fight against poor air quality and climate change. It is necessary for London to act to enable the transition to electric vehicles.

September 15th
11:00am
15th September 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm

Global Cities

As part of the London Infrastructure Summit 2021
Public

Covid-19 has challenged fundamental assumptions about the world’s largest cities. Cities across the world have seen an unprecedented level of change: initially this was in response to massive, enforced, changes to behaviour, but as Covid recedes, cities across the world have become creative in their recoveries. Urban life is coming back with innovations in transport pricing, new designs for street usage, and fundamental questions about long-term demand for all forms of urban infrastructure.

September 14th
9:00am
14th September 2021 9:00am – 2:00pm

London Infrastructure Summit 2021

Flagship Event

September 9th
2:30pm
9th September 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.

September 7th
2:00pm
7th September 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.

August 10th
6:15pm
10th August 2021 6:15pm – 9:00pm

London First Chair & CEO dinner - August

Invitation only

We’re delighted to announce that the August Chair and CEO roundtable will take place in person.

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. 

In collaboration with Mace

July 22nd
10:00am
22nd July 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

How can the River Thames promote London’s recovery?

Invitation only

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, London First’s annual event on the River Thames will seek to highlight how the river played an important part in supporting the UK through the immediate crisis and how policymakers should be thinking about the role it can play in delivering a sustainable recovery.

In collaboration with Tideway

July 20th
3:00pm
20th July 2021 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

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

London First Chair & CEO virtual roundtable - July

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. 

July 14th
2:00pm
14th July 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, join us for a briefing with Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 

This webinar will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss her priorities for Kensington & Chelsea, her perspective on the key issues facing London business and the role that local government can play as we move into recovery. 

In collaboration with Cadogan

July 14th
10:00am
14th July 2021 10:00am – 11:15am

The road to COP26: delivering skilled workers for London’s transition to a net zero economy

Part of the Skilling London Series
Invitation only
As London starts to recover from the pandemic, attention is on how we build back better’, with COP26 taking place in the UK this year, ambitious targets set to move towards a net zero economy, and a government commitment to create two million green jobs in the UK over the next decade. But there are key questions to answer: what do we mean by green jobs?

In collaboration with WSP

July 13th
10:00am
13th July 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

ReNew London Conference

In partnership with London & Partners and headline sponsor Airbnb

Flagship Event

July 8th
2:00pm
8th July 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Briefing and Discussion with TfL Property Development Team

Invitation only

Join us for the second in a series of two briefings with TfL about their property development programme.

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 the capital’s transport network. 

In collaboration with Grimshaw

July 6th
9:45am
6th July 2021 9:45am – 10:45am

Enfield Borough Housing Roundtable with Cllr Nesil Caliskan

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

In collaboration with Dominvs

July 1st
10:00am
1st July 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

The Gigabit Connectivity Network for London

Working Group - Invitation only

The Gigabit Connectivity Network for London brings together London’s leading fibre and mobile operators, and key representatives from the GLA, London Councils, London’s sub-regions and Local Authorities. The purpose of the Network is to facilitate better collaboration between the key private and public sector stakeholders with an interest in accelerating the rollout of full fibre and 5G technologies across the capital.

The Greater London Authority

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

London First Housing Partnerships

Invitation only

London First working in partnership with AECOM have produced a publication which considers the delivery of homes through local authorities collaborating with the private sector. During the briefing looking specifically at the Joint Venture model, members will have the opportunity to hear from both London borough representatives and private developers on their view to such partnerships and the benefits of partnership working. 

In association with Aecom & Grant Thornton

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

Briefing with Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, join us for a briefing with Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council.

This webinar will be an excellent opportunity to hear the Leader discuss her priorities for Camden, her perspective on the key issues facing London business and the role that local government can play as we move into recovery. Councillor Gould is also Chair of London Councils and the Recovery Board Growth Lead, so will share insights from those perspectives too.

In collaboration with Landsec