June

June
19
5:30pm
19 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
21
8:00am
21 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
25
12:15pm
25 June 2019 12:15pm

London Summer Business Lunch

Flagship Event

June
27
7:00pm
27 June 2019 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Our Next Horizon: Dinner with London’s Conservative MPs

Partner only event
Invitation only

Join us for dinner with London’s Conservative MPs and senior business leaders to discuss our Next Horizon strategy and vision for London to 2025.

As we develop our strategy, we would welcome your views on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Looking to Brexit and beyond, it’s time to think big, and to develop a plan of action for future proofing our capital, ensuring it remains the best place in the world to do business.

July

July
2
8:15am
2 July 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.
July
2
8:30am
2 July 2019 8:30am – 10:00am

Joint London First and Planning Officers Society London Roundtable: The Future of the Hotel Sector in London

Invitation only

Join us to discuss how planning policy and licensing regimes can play a more proactive role in supporting new investment from the hotel sector. Following the publication of our Tourism Report, we will bring together the public and private sectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing the hotel sector. Our research has shown the significant economic benefits offered by international visitors across all London boroughs, and the local spending benefits associated with visitor accommodation, but in some boroughs there is a perception that hotels are le

July
3
8:00am
3 July 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast briefing with Jeremy Pocklington, Director General - Housing, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

Invitation only

Breakfast briefing with Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Housing at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government who will be updating up us on Government plans to meet its 300,000 housebuilding target, recent policy announcements and future initiatives.

This session will also provide the opportunity to explore challenges currently facing the housing sector and future opportunities.

Jeremy joined the MHCLG in August 2018 and in that

Hosting opportunity available

July
17
6:00pm
17 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

July
18
8:00am
18 July 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

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

September

September
12
8:30am
12 September 2019 8:30am

London Infrastructure Summit 2019

Flagship Event

November

November
15
9:30am
15 November 2019 9:30am – 16 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

December

December
4
8:15am
4 December 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.