January

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

London Planning Awards

Flagship Event

February

February
13
8:00am
13 February 2019 8:00am – 9:30am

Member Briefing with Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Invitation only

As the Met police work ever closer with London business on shared goals for the capital, the breakfast will be a valuable opportunity to hear Cressida’s reflections on the past 12 months, the ongoing challenges, and her ambitions for further collaboration with business. She’s in listening mode and is keen to hear the views of business to help her set the strategic direction of the Met.

In the Met’s centenary year of women in policing, Cressida is the first female Commissioner, and the most senior police officer in the country.

Hosted by PwC

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
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 by London First

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

March

March
7
6:00pm
7 March 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.



Hosting opportunity available

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

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
28
4:00pm
28 March 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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.

Hosting opportunity available

April

April
30
12:00pm
30 April 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Member meeting with Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London

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.

May

May
9
8:30am
9 May 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

July