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 30th
8:30am
30th January 2020 8:30am – 6:30pm

Building London Summit 2020

Flagship Event

January 28th
6:45pm
28th January 2020 6:45pm – 11:00pm

Building London Planning Awards 2020

Flagship Event

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

November 15th
9:30am
15th November 2019 9:30am – 16th November 2019 4:00pm

Skills London 2019

Public

Brought to you by London First and delivered with Prospects Events, Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for 15 – 24 year olds, taking place on 15 & 16 November 2019 at ExCeL, from 9.30a

Flagship Event

November 15th
9:00am
15th November 2019 9:00am – 11:30am

Harnessing the talents of all - Ensuring London has access to the skills it needs

Skills London 2019 Panel Discussion
Invitation only

Join us on the morning of London First’s Skills London 2019, where we will be bringing together educational experts, business leaders, London Government and young people to debate what are the barriers holding back less advantaged communities in London from accessing skills and work.

Following the discussion, we are delighted to announce that the Mayor of London will be joining us for the Opening Ceremony of Skills London.

Located at ExCel London

October 2019

October 31st
8:00am
31st October 2019 8:00am – 11:00am

Skilling London series: Establishing ‘Good Work’ Practices with Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA

Invitation only

Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor Review into Good Work, will be speaking on how London can establish good work practices that support employees to undertake training and learning throughout their lives, crucial given the changing nature of work. A workshop will follow to identify the tangible actions needed for London to undergo a reskilling revolution.

To register your interest in attending this event, please email lfevents@​londonfirst.​co.​uk

Hosted by Jacobs

October 10th
6:00pm
10th October 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Has modular construction's time finally come?

Invitation only

Join us as we discuss how modern methods of construction can become the mainstream to deliver the homes the country needs, at scale and pace. Over dinner, we will explore what we mean by modern methods of construction, along with the opportunities, challenges and barriers to using these.  


Hosted by Arcadis

September 2019

September 29th
8:00pm
29th September 2019 8:00pm – 9:30pm

The London Reception - Conservative Party Conference

Inside the secure zone
Invitation only

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

Amongst our guests, we look forward to welcoming the Mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey, politicians and opinion formers from across the capital.

The reception will present an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships. 

Sponsored by Peabody

September 22nd
6:00pm
22nd September 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The London Reception - Labour Party Conference

Inside the secure zone
Invitation only

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

Amongst our guests, we look forward to welcoming politicians and other opinion formers from across the capital.

The reception will present an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, whilst strengthening relationships. 

Sponsored by Peabody

September 17th
7:00pm
17th September 2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Skilling London series: Launch event

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


Join us and Jules Pipe, the Deputy Mayor for Skills, for the formal launch of our new skills series, kindly sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group. This marks one year on from London First’s Employment and Skills Action Plan.

The series looks at London’s future workforce challenges, as we navigate our way through Brexit and beyond, bringing together those leading the charge on skills in the capital around a mission to grow London’s talent and skills.

In partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

September 12th
6:30pm
12th September 2019 6:30pm – 9:30pm

London Infrastructure Summit - Dinner

Public

Stay on from London Infrastructure Summit at Tottenham Hotspur stadium to join us for networking and fine dining with guest speaker Mark Wild, Crossrail CEO, to hear his priorities for Crossrail.

Sponsored by Jacobs