January 2019

January 29th
7:00pm
29th January 2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Building London 2019 Speaker & Sponsor dinner

Invitation only

Building London Summit Speakers and Sponsors are kindly invited to join us for a special gathering ahead of the summit and awards dinner. The evening will provide an opportunity to have a frank exchange of views with your fellow panellists ahead of the discussions on stage.

Sponsored by AECOM

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

London Councils and the 2019 Spending Review

Followed by a Partner dinner
Invitation only

London First members are invited to join us for a briefing and reception with senior Leaders from London Councils, including its Chair, Cllr Peter John OBE, and Chief Executive, John O’Brien, to learn about London Councils’ aims for the Government’s 2019 Spending Review and to discuss how these fit with London businesses’ priorities. 

Hosted by Aecom

January 10th
6:00pm
10th January 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

The regeneration of Spitalfields 30 years on – lessons learnt

Invitation only

The evening will offer an insider-view retrospective of Spitalfields and an opportunity to reflect on both the scheme’s achievements and the lessons that can be learned from the area’s transformation.

Joining us for this event will be some of the key players involved in the Spitalfields development, including Sir Michael Bear, John Drew and the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs.


Hosted by Perkins + Will

December 2018

November 2018

November 21st
7:45pm
21st November 2018 7:45pm – 9:30pm

Partner dinner with Dame Minouche Shafik DBE

Invitation only
Please join us for a dinner with Dame Minouche Shafik DBE, Director, London School of Economics. This is an ideal opportunity to engage in a lively conversation about the key challenges facing London and the priorities for business leaders in times of political and economic uncertainty. Minouche is a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and was the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank, at the age of 36.

Kindly hosted by Lloyds Banking Group

November 21st
6:00pm
21st November 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Leadership Lecture: ‘In conversation’ with Dame Minouche Shafik DBE

Public
Please join us to hear Dame Minouche Shafik DBE, Director, London School of Economics, talking about her remarkable career and those light-bulb’ moments which have shaped it and that have enabled her to develop the skills required to lead through political and economic uncertainty. Minouche is a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and was the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank, at the age of 36.

Kindly hosted by Lloyds Banking Group

November 21st
8:00am
21st November 2018 8:00am – 10:00am

Making the Best Use of London’s Roads: the Mayor’s EV Charging Infrastructure Taskforce – roundtable with Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues

Invitation only

This invitation-only roundtable with Deputy Mayor for the Environment Shirley Rodrigues will explore the role of the private and public sectors in delivering greater amounts of the right types of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in London.


The Mayor’s Taskforce, on which London First sits, is currently tackling this issue as London continues its journey towards being a zero emission city for transport by 2050.

Hosted by Ramboll

November 15th
7:00pm
15th November 2018 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Partner dinner with Melanie Dawes CB, Permanent Secretary, MHCLG

Invitation only

Join us for a private roundtable dinner with Melanie Dawes CB, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government. 

The Permanent Secretary also serves as gender champion for the Civil Service and sits on the Civil Service Board and Senior Leadership Committee. Her distinguished career in the Civil Service has included leading roles within HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and HMRC

November 8th
8:00am
8th November 2018 8:00am – 9:30am

Brexit breakfast briefing with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Invitation only

As we get ever closer to March 2019, there’s still considerable uncertainty over the shape of our future relationship with the EU with the spectre of no deal a growing concern.

Join us for a Brexit breakfast briefing with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP Chair of the Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union.This briefing will explore the progress of negotiations and what must be done to avoid a cliff edge. It will provide a timely opportunity to discuss what business needs to be doing to prepare for various possible Brexit scenarios.