March

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.

 

February
7
8:15am
7 February 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 Edwardian Hotels London

January

January
31
6:45pm
31 January 2019 6:45pm

London Planning Awards

Flagship Event

January
29
7:00pm
29 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
17
6:00pm
17 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
10
6:00pm
10 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

December
18
11:30am
18 December 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm

WESt Steering 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.

This event is now fully subscribed

December
11
8:00am
11 December 2018 8:00am – 9:30am

Maintaining London’s global status in a competitive environment

Invitation only

As we approach Brexit, how does London measure up against competitor cities around the world? Where does London have a competitive edge, and where do we need to step up our efforts – whether around housing affordability, transport congestion, or environmental performance? 

Kindly hosted by Arcadis

December
4
8:00am
4 December 2018 8:00am – 10:00am

Homes England Breakfast with Sir Edward Lister and Ric Blakeway

Invitation only

Homes England are leading the Government’s charge to build 300,000 homes across England. They have made fast work of the challenge, agreeing a range of strategic partnerships, getting local authorities onside and striking new deals with landowners. 

Kindly hosted by Pinsent Masons

December
4
8:00am
4 December 2018 8:00am – 9:30am

London First Retail Group meeting

Invitation only

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

This event is fully subscribed

November