July 2020

July 21st
3:00pm
21st July 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Can Data help London get out of the lockdown?

Invitation only

This interactive session will include a panel debate with the Theo Blackwell, London’s Chief Digital Officer and bring you up-to-speed on the work of the Commission, including our work supporting the GLA and Alan Turing Institutes’ Covid-19 initiative. It will also provide insights into the priorities of key data stakeholders plus preview the Commission’s recommendations and exciting future projects, ahead of the Commission’s report launch in September.

July 16th
10:45am
16th July 2020 10:45am – 12:00pm

20 Years of TfL - The Future of the River Thames

Invitation only

To mark the 20th anniversary of TfL, London First, the Port of London Authority and Port of Tilbury will look at how the River Thames can become a more integral part of London’s transport strategy.

In collaboration with Port of London Authority and Port of Tilbury

July 15th
11:00am
15th July 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: What’s next for East London?

Invitation only

The webinar will provide an overview of the London Legacy Development Corporation, its work to deliver the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including its development in the run up to the Olympic Games and its wider impact on the surrounding area. The session will also explore what is next for the LLDC, its wider regeneration work and future developments for the area. 

In collaboration with the LLDC and Lendlease

July 9th
3:00pm
9th July 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

TfL and London’s Recovery

A webinar with Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner
Invitation only

As London begins to reopen and recover from Covid-19, how we travel around the city will have to change. A poorly managed return to public transport is a critical risk for our capital and Government, City Hall, Transport for London, and businesses will need work in lockstep to ensure demand is reduced and retimed. Transport for London have been quick to create Streetspace to enable more safe, sustainable, and socially distanced travel, including supporting greater experimentation with micro-mobility.

In collaboration with AECOM

July 9th
11:00am
9th July 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

COVID-19 and the future of work: The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in helping London’s business adapt in the new normal

Invitation only

As London begins to come out of lockdown the challenge for businesses is be getting back to normal levels of service and operation, but disruptions to workforce, difficult market conditions and uncertainty about the long term effect on the economy and behaviour make business planning exceptionally difficult. New machine learning technologies like AI will be immensely valuable in helping companies adapt to the new reality.

July 1st
11:00am
1st July 2020 11:00am – 12:15pm

London First and Planning Officers Society discussion

Industrial land intensification and co-location
Invitation only

The draft new London Plan contains policies that seek to protect industrial capacity in London through the intensification of industrial uses. This includes the multi-layering of industrial and warehousing accommodation and the co-location of housing and commercial activities. Our discussion will explore the planning, design and viability issues arising from such approaches and how the draft new London Plan policies are being interpreted at the borough level.

 

In collaboration with hgh consulting

June 2020

June 30th
3:00pm
30th June 2020 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Assessing the future: a roundtable discussion about the development of student accommodation and university estates in London

Invitation only

Prior to COVID-19, expansion of university estates and the need for more purpose-built student accommodation were top of the agenda. Do these plans remain? Or will changes need to be made? How will the pandemic impact the attractiveness of London as city to study in for both domestic and international students?

In collaboration with JLL

June 25th
3:00pm
25th June 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Unlocking TfL: Webinar with Vernon Everitt.

Invitation only

With unlocking moving through the steps set out in the Government roadmap, TfL faces new challenges as Londoners return to movement. Vernon Everitt, Managing Director for Customers, Communications, and Technology at TfL, will be joining London First members to talk about the progress being made and the ways in which the private sector can support a well-managed return to public transport in the capital. 

June 24th
3:15pm
24th June 2020 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Inspirational Leaders Series: Ann Cairns and Laurence Taylor

Invitation only

Please join us for a special leadership event which celebrates Leadership Exchange, our peer to peer mentoring programme between senior police and business leaders. The conversation will revolve around the unique challenges of leading through the COVID-19 pandemic and the journey towards recovery. 

June 24th
11:00am
24th June 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Future of the Connected Home:

How technological innovation will change the way we use our homes
Invitation only

Join us for a webinar presentation and virtual discussion to look at how innovation is continually changing the way we use and live in our homes. We will be looking at how technology allows us to be more efficient in the way we use and run our buildings and will pay attention to BTR developments. 

 

In collaboration with Bosch

June 16th
2:00pm
16th June 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

London Alliance roundtable

Invitation only

London First will be hosting a small roundtable discussion with Amy Lamé, Night Czar, and Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners, to discuss initiatives that support London’s economic recovery within the hospitality, retail and leisure sector, including a consumer-facing campaign to restore consumer confidence.

In collaboration with London & Partners

June 10th
3:00pm
10th June 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Electrifying London’s Vehicle Fleets: Prospects and Priorities

Invitation only

Powering the mobility revolution will require multiple solutions and interventions. The owners and operators of vehicle fleets are already at the forefront of electrification efforts in London, and have the ability to overcome the scalability challenge.

Join a selection of London’s major fleet owners and operators on this virtual roundtable to discuss how to accelerate the transition during the recovery. 

In partnership with BP

June 1st
3:00pm
1st June 2020 3:00pm – 3:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable with Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

Invitation only

Wes Streeting MP will be sharing his insights into labour thinking on the unprecedented economic challenges caused by Covid-19. From infrastructure funding to the UK’s levelling up agenda, we’ll be discussing what key things are needed for London’s roadmap to recovery and what all this might mean for business, the economy and country in the long term.

May 2020

May 28th
2:00pm
28th May 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Keeping apprenticeships going through the crisis into a recovery: private roundtable with the Treasury on simplifying levy transfers

Invitation only

London First has been calling for reform to the apprenticeship system, including coming together earlier this year with the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) to launch a major report which sets out an action plan for making the system more accessible and flexible. 

In partnership with NWBLT

May 28th
11:00am
28th May 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Future of the Connected Home - virtual roundtable

Invitation only

Innovation is continually changing the way we use and live in our homes. Virtualy hosted by Bosch, this roundtable will discuss how such technologies will evolve and, paying particular attention to the current COVID-19 crisis, consider the benefits of smarter technology with respect to build to rent developments where the owner is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and utilities in the building. 

In collaboration with Bosch

May 26th
8:15am
26th May 2020 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chair's breakfast with Paul Drechsler CBE

Invitation only
These informal breakfast roundtables provide senior business leaders in membership with the opportunity to give and take on current trends and the key challenges they face in the Capital and the rest of the UK.

Given the new government is led by a Prime Minister we’ve worked with before, the upcoming Mayoral election and the ongoing challenges around skills, housing and transport, these events will be lively and informative. All discussions take place under the Chatham House rule.

In collaboration with DLA Piper

May 21st
3:00pm
21st May 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Briefing with Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council and Executive Member for Business, Europe and Good Growth, London Councils

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a webinar briefing with Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council.

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

May 20th
3:00pm
20th May 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Annual Planning Update briefing from MHCLG

Invitation only

Members are invited to join us for our annual planning update from Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning for the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In addition to his usual intelligence on emerging planning policy, recent consultations and reviews, Simon will also update members on steps the Government is taking to keep the planning system going during the pandemic and support the recovery. 

 

In collaboration with Montagu Evans

May 15th
11:00am
15th May 2020 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.

May 11th
2:00pm
11th May 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

May 1st
11:00am
1st May 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm

Chair and CEO virtual roundtable with Paul Scully, Minister for London

Invitation only

This event is now full, please email lfevent@​londonfirst.​co.​uk to join the waiting list.

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 2020

April 30th
4:00pm
30th April 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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.

April 29th
11:00am
29th April 2020 11:00am – 1:00pm

Immigration Roundtable: MAC Consultation on Shortage Occupation List

Invitation only

With the new points-based immigration system still set to come into force in January 2021 the MAC has been asked to advise on the composition of the Shortage Occupation List. This roundtable is part of the official consultation the MAC is undertaking on this topic. This will be a conversation about the different skills and labour shortages in sectors and recruitment processes.

April 28th
3:00pm
28th April 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm

COVID-19 briefing and discussion: The impact on London's commercial property market

Invitation only

Join us for a briefing and panel discussion about the impact COVID-19 is having on London’s commercial property market. 

As the lockdown continues, our expert panel will discuss how the virus has affected their area of the market, the support that might be required both in the short and long term, and what the wider, structural implications of the current crisis are for commercial space in London.

April 17th
10:00am
17th April 2020 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.

April 16th
5:00pm
16th April 2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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.

March 2020

March 11th
12:00pm
11th March 2020 12:00pm – 2:30pm

MIPIM 2020 - Annual London Lunch

Invitation only

*We are in the process of trying to reschedule our planned MIPIM lunches to a London venue and will be in touch about our plans in the coming days.*

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual London First — London Lunch at MIPIM 2020, kindly hosted Robert Bosch Ltd (now in London)

Hosted by DAC Beachcroft

February 2020

February 13th
8:00am
13th February 2020 8:00am – 9:30am

Breakfast briefing with Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Councillor Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council.

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

Hosted by AECOM

February 12th
8:00am
12th February 2020 8:00am – 10:00am

London First Annual General Meeting 2020 and Manifesto for London Strategy Session

Invitation only

Please join us for our annual AGM, followed by our Manifesto for London Strategy Session with guest speaker Deborah Mattinson of BritainThinks. This will be an opportunity for you to feed into the key asks we will make of the next Mayor and his/​her team, as part of a programme of insight gathering from senior business executives across our Board and membership.

January 2020

January 15th
8:00am
15th January 2020 8:00am – 9:30am

Breakfast with Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council

Invitation only

As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council.

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

Hosted by DAC Beachcroft

January 14th
9:15am
14th January 2020 9:15am – 11:00am

The London Plan- the outcome of the Examination in Public process

Invitation only

This event will give members the opportunity to discuss the Examination in Public (EiP) process with the Deputy Mayor and Jennifer Peters, the GLA’s Lead Officer on the London Plan, and hear first-hand how the Mayor is responding to the Inspectors’ report and intending to take the Plan forward to adoption.

Hosted by BNP Paribas Real Estate

December 2019

December 4th
8:15am
4th December 2019 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chair's breakfast with Paul Drechsler CBE

Invitation only
These informal breakfast roundtables provide senior business leaders in membership with the opportunity to give and take on current trends and the key challenges they face in the Capital and the rest of the UK. This year’s events will focus on London First’s Next Horizon project which aims to understand how we can keep London at the top of its game following our exit from the European Union. All members are encouraged to send a CEO, Chair or equivalent leader so that we can gather as broad and diverse set of views.

Hosted by DAR

December 2nd
7:00pm
2nd December 2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Skilling London series: Skills Collaboration in Action with Mark Hoban, Chair, Financial Services Skills Taskforce

Why must business, government and the education system collaborate on skills?
Public

Join us along with Mark Hoban, former Minister for Work and Pensions, Chairman of Flood Re, and Chair of the Financial Services Skills Taskforce, for the final event in our Skilling London series, with Lloyds Banking Group and Jacobs.

In partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and Jacobs

November 2019

November 27th
6:00pm
27th November 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

London First Executive PA Drinks Reception

Invitation only

It’s that time of year again! Yes, Christmas is creeping up on us and before you know it, the Christmas lights will be switched on and our to do lists will be filled with Christmas gift ideas. 

Hosted by The O2