May

May
23
8:00am
23 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

June

June
6
6:00pm
6 June 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Quality of Place and Quality of Movement: Member Reception with Gareth Powell, Managing Director – Surface Transport at Transport for London

Invitation only

Join us for a member briefing and discussion on the future of London’s public transport services with Gareth Powell, Director of Surface Transport at TfL.

We look forward to hearing TfL’s plans and priorities for the capital in the context of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, funding challenges and the new ULEZ

Hosted by HKS Architects

June
12
8:00am
12 June 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

What is the future for Estate Regeneration in London?

Invitation only

An expert panel will consider the impact London’s new estate regeneration policy regime has had and look at whether there are broader structural market issues that will determine the future shape of estate regeneration. This event will analyse how London can both maximise the social impact of estate regeneration while increasing housing supply.

Hosted by Grant Thornton

June
19
8:00am
19 June 2019 8:00am – 9:45am

A roundtable discussion on co-living

Invitation only

The draft London Plan has put in place the first ever pan-London planning policy on co-living, providing fresh impetus for expansion of the sector. Bringing together London First members with local authority representatives, this roundtable will consider: what the demand for co-living is in London; the views of London government about this type of housing; the evolution of the co-living product; and the contribution it can make to delivering more new homes in the capital. 

Hosted by The Collective

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
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)

This event is now fully subscribed
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

Hosted by KPMG

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

Funding, financing and building by the railways – Network Rail being open for business

Invitation only
Join us to hear direct from Network Rail’s Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Westlake as Network Rail looks to innovate on how the railways can be funded, financed and built.

This has taken on a new significance as the Government no longer has a pipeline of rail infrastructure investments from the public purse.

We will also have all the Network Rail business development directors for its London routes for a speed dating’-style networking reception after Jeremy’s remarks.

Hosted by Dentons

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.