November 2019

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

Skills London 2019

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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

August 2019

July 2019

July 25th
8:00am
25th July 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Powering the capital – delivering a step change in London’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Invitation only

It is vital to the success of our city that London remains a leader in the electric vehicle revolution. As demand for electric vehicles on London’s roads increases, so does the need for the necessary supporting infrastructure. 

Following on from the launch of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce report on Monday, join us for a breakfast discussion with the Deputy Mayor for Energy & Environment, Shirley Rodrigues.

Hosted by Arup

July 18th
8:00am
18th July 2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Assessing sustainable communities with Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner, MHCLG

Rescheduled from 4 June to 18 July
Invitation only

Join us for a briefing on sustainable communities with Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner, MHCLG, and experts from the fields of planning policy and development delivery.

We will be discussing how we can better evaluate the impact and success of new communities to inform the design of future developments.


Sponsored by Iceni

July 17th
6:00pm
17th July 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Funding, financing and building the railway – ‘open for business’ with Network Rail

Invitation only
Network Rail’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeremy Westlake, will be setting out his views on innovative ways to finance our railways and how we can develop places and infrastructure around them.

Given the restraints on public investment, securing alternative financing sources for future development is vital.

We look forward to hearing Jeremy’s approach; and to a lively discussion thereafter.

We will also be joined by Network Rail’s London routes business development directors at the networking reception following the briefing.

Hosted by Dentons

June 2019

June 21st
8:00am
21st June 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Skilling London series

01 Shaping the Mayor’s Skills Vision for London: Ensuring it meets business needs
Invitation only


Michelle Cuomo-Boorer, who leads the skills agenda at the GLA, will be speaking at the first of six sessions in our new skills series, one year on from London First’s Employment and Skills Action Plan.

The series will look at London’s future workforce challenges up to and beyond Brexit, and aims to highlight the necessary action to maintain London’s talent and skills.

Hosted by Deloitte

June 19th
5:30pm
19th June 2019 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Battersea Power Station Heritage Evolution - Summer Drinks Reception

This event is now fully subscribed
Invitation only
Join us for a drinks reception by the Thames at Battersea Power Station, with behind the scenes tours of the iconic site and an update on how the regeneration plans are progressing. 
The Grade II* listed power station is one of the largest brick buildings in the world and is being meticulously restored to form the centre piece of an exciting, new mixed-use neighbourhood, with a number of businesses and over 1,000 residents already in situ. 

Hosted by Battersea Power Station

June 11th
3:00pm
11th June 2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The future of transport in London and the future focus of Transport for London: member roundtable with Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer, TfL

Invitation only

Join us for a member roundtable with one of London’s leading thinkers and practitioners on transport and technology: TfL’s Shashi Verma, who has played a critical role in transport innovations in London such as Oyster and contactless payments.

After hearing from Shashi, we will discuss London’s transport innovation needs; what TfL’s remit should be in a future where different models of transport provision will grow; and how business can put its shoulder to the wheel to keep the prospects for London bright. 

Hosted by Pinsent Masons LLP

May 2019

May 29th
8:00am
29th May 2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Aventri/CRM sync test 29 May 2019

Invitation only

This event will bring together a panel of experts who are involved in bringing forward the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area to discuss progress and lessons learnt to date. The panel includes both the public and private sector perspective including those involved in developing the political and policy vision and those delivering schemes on the ground.


Hosted by London South Bank University

May 23rd
8:00am
23rd May 2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Old Kent Road Opportunity Area: Update

Invitation only

This event will bring together a panel of experts who are involved in bringing forward the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area to discuss progress and lessons learnt to date. The panel includes both the public and private sector perspective including those involved in developing the political and policy vision and those delivering schemes on the ground.


Hosted by London South Bank University

May 15th
8:15am
15th May 2019 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chairman'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 KPMG

May 1st
8:00am
1st May 2019 8:00am – 9:45am

Annual Planning Update from MHCLG

Invitation only

Members are invited to join us for our annual planning update from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning for the MHCLG will share intelligence on emerging planning policy and the Government’s response to recent consultations and reviews, including last year’s National Infrastructure Assessment. We also hope to get some insight on recent Secretary of State call-in decisions and the Draft New London Plan Examination in Public. 


 

Hosted by GL Hearn

April 2019

April 30th
12:00pm
30th April 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Roundtable member lunch with Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London

This event is now fully subscribed
Invitation only
Join us to hear from Theo Blackwell, the Chief Digital Officer for London, on his agenda for making London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.

Hosted by Airbnb

April 25th
6:00pm
25th April 2019 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Briefing reception with William Vereker, Prime Minister’s Business Envoy

Followed by a Partner dinner
Invitation only

Join us for a briefing reception with William Vereker, who was appointed the Prime Minister’ Business Envoy in September to boost Downing Street’s relations with business.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss his priorities for engaging with the capital’s businesses at this crucial time.

Following the reception there will be a Partner dinner.



Hosted by Linklaters

April 24th
12:00pm
24th April 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

HTML Test

Invitation only

We are bringing together an interesting and dynamic group of women, some of our most successful business leaders, to help shape our Next Horizon.

April 23rd
8:30am
23rd April 2019 8:30am – 10:00am

Freight and the River Thames – joint roundtable with the Planning Officers’ Society

Invitation only
How can we get more freight using the Thames? With a clear need to improve London’s air quality and reduce congestion on its roads, this joint roundtable with the Planning Officers’ Society will explore how to get more freight on one of London’s greatest assets its river. We will hear from a range of planning perspectives including that of the Port of London Authority.

Hosting opportunity available

April 10th
5:00pm
10th April 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

West End Streets Group

Invitation only

London First’s West End Streets (WESt) Steering Group brings together business leaders to promote the delivery of public realm improvements in one of London’s most important business, retail and tourist locations. Members of the group share a common interest in securing the West End as a long term driver of economic activity critical to London’s success. 

Hosted by Derwent

April 4th
9:00am
4th April 2019 9:00am – 10:30am

Partner roundtable with the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party

Partner only event
Invitation only

Partners are invited to join us for a roundtable breakfast with the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio.

The breakfast will give Partners an insight into the workings of the Cabinet Office at this critical time, as well as an opportunity to get his perspective on Brexit, immigration and housing.

Hosted by Grant Thornton

April 3rd
6:00pm
3rd April 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Million Homes

Invitation only
In October 2018, Chancellor Philip Hammond gave the go ahead for plans for up to one million new homes being built between Oxford and Cambridge by 2050 to boost it as a world-leading economic place’. 

Hosted by AECOM

March 2019

March 28th
8:00am
28th March 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

London First/GLA Apprenticeship Levy Review Roundtable -28 March

Invitation only

At the 2018 Autumn Budget, the Government announced that the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills would work with a range of employers and providers to consider how they are responding to the apprenticeship levy across different sectors and regions in England. They will also consider the future role of apprenticeships post-2020. This roundtable forms part of that work.


March 27th
8:15am
27th March 2019 8:15am – 9:30am

London First Chairman'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 Mastercard

March 14th
5:00pm
14th March 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

London First MIPIM 2019 Closing drinks reception

Invitation only

This will be our final networking event before the sun sets on MIPIM 2019.

This evening gathering, kindly co-hosted by Joanna Rowelle, City Economics Director at Arup, takes place aboard their yacht adjacent to the Palais des Festivals*.



Hosted by Arup

March 13th
8:00am
13th March 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast Round table with the Home Office

Invitation only

London First Roundtable breakfast with the Home Office: Influencing the White Paper to create a fair and managed immigration system that works for the UK

Wednesday 13th March, 8am for 8.30am until 10am

Hosted by KPMG