From large-scale networking events, bringing together senior political and business leaders, to small-scale consultations which engage members and stakeholders in our policy development, London First runs a wide range of events.

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Calendar of events

Jul 08 Wed

How does Climate Change affect London? Breakfast Briefing

Wednesday 08 July 8:00AM - 10:00AM

The winter of 2013/14 demonstrated that the London Metropolitan area can be subject to area flooding on a significant scale. Like many world cities, it is sited around a major river and on a vulnerable coastline. Flooding is, in fact, considered to be one of the top security risks for London.  But with a changing climate, the capital is also subject to heat stress, air pollution, greenhouse gases, etc.  This briefing will examine the challenges ahead and how London and its environs can take proactive measures to mitigate the worst effects of impacts of climate change in both the security (protective) and resiliency (adaptability) contexts.
Jon Lovell, Chair of the ULI UK Sustainability Council and Director of Sustainability, Deloitte
Sir Philip Dilley, Chairman, Environment Agency
Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Chairman, London Climate Change Partnership




Jul 09 Thu

Roundtable Discussion with Sir Steve Bullock

Thursday 09 July 8:15AM - 10:00AM

Join us for a discussion with Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, elected Mayor of Lewisham and Executive Member for Housing at London Councils.

Sir Steve speaks on behalf of London’s boroughs on housing policy. He will provide the inside track on what London’s boroughs expect from the new Government and what the future holds for housing policy in London as the 2016 Mayoral Election gets ever closer.

Sir Steve will be setting out his thoughts on these issues and more before entering into a discussion with members.




Jul 13 Mon

Sir Howard Davies Lunch: The Airports Commission's final recommendation and next steps

Monday 13 July 12:00PM - 2:00PM



This lunch will see the Chair of the Airports Commission, Sir Howard Davies, discussing his final recommendation for a new runway in the South East. This event will be held in conjunction with the London Chamber of Commerce and is an opportunity for business leaders across London to gain an insight into the Airports Commission process, the final recommended option and the next steps the Government must take in order for expansion to progress.




Jul 15 Wed

Let Britain Fly Parliamentary Breakfast Briefing: building cross-party support for a quick decision on airport expansion

Wednesday 15 July 8:00AM - 9:30AM

In July, September and October Let Britain Fly will be holding a series of roundtable breakfasts in Parliament for members of the business community and MPs to discuss how to galvanise political action for a quick decision on airports expansion. With the Airports Commission due to report this summer, and a government decision expected shortly after, these informative roundtable discussions will provide an opportunity to evaluate the situation as it develops and enable stakeholders to be briefed on the key issues in the debate.



Venue: House of Lords

Jul 15 Wed

Opportunity knocks: Piecing together the delivery of London’s opportunity areas

Wednesday 15 July 8:15AM - 10:00AM

London has 38 Opportunity Areas across London with the potential to deliver 300,000 homes and 568,000 jobs. Delivering the full development potential in these Opportunity Areas is critical to helping manage London’s continued growth. London First is publishing a report which both assesses how London’s 38 Opportunity Areas are progressing and what direct support is needed for London boroughs to unlock the development potential of these sites. The Report uniquely measures each Opportunity Area and categorises the level of support which is required to deliver the number of homes and jobs each Area has set out to deliver. Guest speakers include, Craig McWilliam, Executive Director, Grosvenor and Chairman of the Steering Group and Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Planning.



Jul 16 Thu

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Thursday 16 July 8:00AM - 9:30AM

This small breakfast meeting chaired by London First Chairman, John Allan CBE, will provide members with a chance to raise their concerns and discuss the challenges of doing business in the capital.




Jul 16 Thu

Investing in London's transport infrastructure – briefing and reception with Sir Peter Hendy

Thursday 16 July 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Followed by drinks reception.

At this event Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy will set out the case for investment in London’s transport infrastructure in the upcoming spending review. This will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks reception.





Jul 16 Thu

Investing in London's transport infrastructure Partner dinner with Sir Peter Hendy

Thursday 16 July 8:00PM - 9:30PM

A small roundtable Partner dinner with follow the main briefing, allowing for a more candid discussion with Sir Peter Hendy.




Jul 21 Tue

London Mayoral Election 2016 – meet the candidates: Gareth Thomas MP, Labour

Tuesday 21 July 8:15AM - 9:30AM


In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London.

Ahead of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat selection processes, please join us to hear how Gareth Thomas MP would harness the unique opportunities that London has to offer, and help maintain the capital’s position as the best city in the world to live, work and visit.




Sep 08 Tue

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Tuesday 08 September 8:00AM - 9:30AM

This small breakfast meeting chaired by London First Chairman, John Allan CBE, will provide members with a chance to raise their concerns and discuss the challenges of doing business in the capital.





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