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.

Event details on our website are for information purposes only. If you wish to be involved in any of these events – as an attendee, speaker, sponsor or host – please contact the person listed.

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Calendar of events

Feb 09 Tue

Roundtable discussion with Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England

Tuesday 09 February 8:15AM - 10:00AM

Join us for roundtable discussion with Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England. Established in early 2015 to take on much of the powers and functions of English Heritage, Historic England specialises in assessment, processing grants, giving advice to owners, developers and local authorities, as well as designation, heritage data, and helping to formulate and advise on government policy.

Duncan will discuss the progress that Historic England has made since its inception and reflect upon how London can can continue to develop and grow while conserving and enhancing its heritage.


Feb 10 Wed

Risks, challenges and opportunities for London - A senior business breakfast discussion with Gerald Ronson CBE, Chief Executive, Heron International and John Allan CBE, Chairman, London First

Wednesday 10 February 8:15AM - 9:45AM

This small roundtable breakfast will provide a unique insight on London’s future growth from Gerald Ronson’s perspective, one of the UK’s most successful businessmen and respected developers of his generation. This event will provide senior executives, from across the London business community with the chance to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing London as well as the possibility to share thoughts among peers on how to manage London’s projected growth.


Feb 10 Wed

Meet the Mayoral candidates: Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Labour

Wednesday 10 February 6:00PM - 7:00PM

followed by drinks reception

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London. Please join us to hear how Labour Candidate, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan 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.


Feb 11 Thu

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure

Thursday 11 February 8:00AM - 10:00AM

With around 80% of the critical national infrastructure in the hands of the private sector, it is vital to consider roles and responsibilities in the face of growing risks to ever more interconnected and interdependent systems. This will be a rare opportunity to hear from, and question, a key speaker on the issues and challenges. That speaker will outline the current work of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) which provides advice on physical security, personnel security and cyber security/information assurance. The speaker will examine how these components combine and reinforce one other, as well as their relationship to the threat. The way advice is prioritised will be discussed in a briefing that will be limited to 20 senior heads of security and resilience. Hence, it will be necessary to restrict registrations and as uptake is expected to be high a reserve list will operate. Early booking is therefore advised.

 Chairman: Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD, Director IMA Partners Ltd and former Chairman of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency

Speaker: Head, Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure




Kindly hosted by Edelman
Kindly sponsored by BAE Systems


Feb 11 Thu

Business and Haringey: Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of the London Borough of Haringey

Thursday 11 February 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of the London Borough of Haringey, will discuss her priorities to support growth and jobs in the borough and across London. In particular, Cllr Kober will discuss how the public and private sectors might work more closely on issues such as housing and transport.



Feb 18 Thu

Meet the Mayoral candidates: Cllr Sian Berry, Green Party

Thursday 18 February 8:15AM - 9:30AM

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London. Please join us to hear how Green Party candidate Cllr Sian Berry 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.


Feb 22 Mon

London Land Commission: Progress to Date and Future Opportunities

Monday 22 February 6:00PM - 7:30PM

…followed by drinks reception

Join us for discussion with Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property at the GLA about the work of the London Land Commission (LLC).

Established by the Mayor and Government in 2015, The LLC is working to identify brownfield land for development in public ownership and help co-ordinate and accelerate the release of land for much needed homes.

Members will be updated about: the first release of the London Land Commission Register; the challenges that have confronted the work of the Commission to date; the opportunities for development that have presented themselves as a result of the Commission’s work; and what the next steps for the Commission are.




Feb 24 Wed

The PRS Forum 2016 Speakers and Sponsors dinner

Wednesday 24 February 7:00PM - 9:30PM

This dinner will provide an opportunity for the forum’s sponsors, speakers and panellists to have a frank exchange ahead of the PRS Forum.


Feb 25 Thu

The PRS Forum 2016 – Build to Rent: At Scale or At Risk?

Thursday 25 February 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Please join us at London First’s second Private Rented Sector (PRS) Forum. This one day conference will bring together some 350 delegates and speakers from the leaders in PRS from the UK and overseas.

The Forum will consider:

• If build to rent is on track to scale up or at risk of failing to grow?
• Has a build to rent mass market now really started to form?
• Is sufficient progress being made?
• What role will politics play in making or scuppering the market?

For more information or to register for the forum, please visit

In association with Winckworth Sherwood

Sponsored by Assael Architecture, Bilfinger GVA, Capita, CBRE, Countrywide, Essential Living, Gatehouse Capital, Grainger, Grosvenor, Britain & Ireland, The Ringley Group, Turley, Winckworth Sherwood and Yardi

Mar 01 Tue

Managing the government estate to deliver effective and efficient working environments and helping to dispose of surplus public land for housing and economic growth - A private breakfast roundtable with Sherin Aminossehe, Chief Operating Officer, Government Property Unit (GPU)

Tuesday 01 March 8:15AM - 9:45AM

This private round table breakfast meeting with Sherin Aminossehe, Chief Operating Officer – Government Property Unit (GPU) will be an opportunity for attendees to learn about the progress being made by the GPU which has oversight for all government land and property.

The GPU’s role is to create an effective and efficient government estate, provide value for money for the taxpayer, dispose of surplus property in a way that maximises financial return and boost growth, and create new homes. Through the Strategic Land and Property Review, government departments have committed to reforms expected to deliver receipts of £3.5 billion. At least a further £1.5 billion is expected to come from further operational reviews of the government’s estate. The event will also provide attendees with an insight into GPU plans to dispose of surplus public land both in and outside of London.




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