September

September
17
7:00pm
17 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
12
6:30pm
12 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

July

July
25
8:00am
25 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
18
8:00am
18 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
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
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

June

June
25
12:15pm
25 June 2019 12:15pm

London Summer Business Lunch

Flagship Event

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
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
11
3:00pm
11 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

May
29
8:00am
29 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
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

May
15
8:15am
15 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
1
8:00am
1 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

April
30
12:00pm
30 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
25
6:00pm
25 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
24
12:00pm
24 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
23
8:30am
23 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
10
5:00pm
10 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
4
9:00am
4 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