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
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

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)

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

Hosting opportunity available

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
18
8:00am
18 July 2019 8:00am – 10:00am

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
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

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.