May

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
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

April
3
6:00pm
3 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

March
28
8:00am
28 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
27
8:15am
27 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
14
5:00pm
14 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
13
8:00am
13 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

March
11
7:00pm
11 March 2019 7:00pm – 10:30pm

London First in partnership with JLL: MIPIM 2019 Landing Drinks

Invitation only

Join us with the key players from London’s property industry as we kick off MIPIM 2019 at our landing drinks reception. A prime opportunity to spark those early conversations before the week in Cannes gets into full swing.

The evening is kindly hosted by JLL’s Katie Kopec, Director, Development Consultancy, with an address from Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.


Co-hosted by JLL

February

February
28
10:00am
28 February 2019 10:00am – 11:00am

London First Retail Group

Invitation only

A forum for structured information sharing and networking on policies and decisions affecting the success of retail and hospitality sectors in London.

Hosted by KPMG

February
27
6:00pm
27 February 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

How to design and deliver 21st century affordable homes

Invitation only
London needs to build 65,000 homes a year and nearly half need to affordable. In the desire to meet the demand for affordable housing, how can we ensure that we build quality homes and create sustainable communities? James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and our panel of experts will cover some of challenges facing architects, developers, housing associations, and planners in ensuring that we build homes and communities that don’t just address the problems we are facing now, but will leave a lasting legacy.

Hosted by SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business

February
27
8:30am
27 February 2019 8:30am – 10:00am

The future of the London bus: breakfast roundtable with Geoff Hobbs, Director of Public Service Transport Planning at Transport for London

Invitation only
This member meeting will offer the chance to hear from and debate with Geoff Hobbs, who leads TfL’s bus planning, about the future of the London bus. Bus is the most used public transport mode by far in London, and yet – after years of increases – bus passenger numbers have dipped in the last few years. We will debate how to make the London bus a success again, including rationalisation, bus re-planning and innovative demand-responsive services.

Hosting opportunity available

February
14
2:00pm
14 February 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Williams rail review member roundtable with Tony Poulter

Invitation only
With the Government’s independent rail review led by Keith Williams ongoing, this roundtable with Tony Poulter offers members the chance to debate the issues at a critical time for Britain’s rail industry. Tony is a member of the review’s Expert Challenge Panel, chair of the East Coast Partnership and a non-executive board member at the Department for Transport.

Hosted at the London First offices

February
13
6:00pm
13 February 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Members’ reception with the Mayor of London

Invitation only

Join us for an evening reception with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. We look forward to an in-depth conversation with the Mayor about his vision and priorities for the capital at this critical time, from Brexit through to the new London Plan.

This reception presents an excellent chance to ask questions and get a genuine insight into how the Mayor views the major challenges and opportunities facing the capital today.