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

Jun 07 Tue

Is London better in or out of the European Union?

Tuesday 07 June 5:45PM - 8:00PM

On the 23rd of June, the country will make a momentous decision about its future. Should we remain in the European Union or go it alone. London is a global capital and the repercussions of the referendum will affect trade, culture and our way of life. Join us on 7th June to decide for yourselves what is in the best interests for the capital.

The Evening Standard are holding a debate at the Royal Geographical Society.

To book your place, and to view the full list of speakers please click here.

Jun 08 Wed

A private roundtable dinner with Baroness Williams of Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Wednesday 08 June 7:00PM - 9:30PM

This private roundtable dinner will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear from a senior DCLG minister on the key provisions under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (currently a bill passing through Parliament). The minister will outline what the government expect to see from the private sector in the current parliamentary term in delivering the housing targets using the new housing and planning powers.


Jun 14 Tue

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Tuesday 14 June 8:15AM - 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.


Jun 14 Tue

London First Business Lunch with John Allan CBE, Chairman, London First

Tuesday 14 June 12:15PM - 2:30PM

London First is pleased to present our second London Summer Business Lunch, bringing together London’s business and political leaders.

Guest speaker Lord Mandelson will be speaking on the big business issues for London.

This event will present our members and their guests with a timely opportunity – one week ahead of the EU referendum – to hear Lord Mandelson’s views on the Europe debate, as well as his wider thoughts around keeping London open for business.

The lunch will be hosted by our Chairman, John Allan CBE, whose other roles include chairmanship of Barratt Developments and Tesco, and is kindly sponsored by EY.

The lunch will be held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

 A few tables remaining, to book to attend, please visit

Jun 15 Wed

The Challenges of Territorial Policing in London

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

A new-in-post Assistant Commissioner (MPS) will outline his challenges in borough policing for London and what priorities he plans to adopt to meet the increasing work load with finite resources.


Jun 16 Thu

West End Streets Summer Drinks Reception

Thursday 16 June 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Join us for an evening of networking with drinks and canapés at London First’s West End Streets Summer Reception.

This will be an opportunity for members to be involved in our public realm group for the West End, and for key public sector players from the London Boroughs of Camden, Westminster City Council and Transport for London to engage and network informally.


Jun 29 Wed

Leadership event: ‘Connect: How Companies, Governments and the Police Succeed by Engaging Radically With Society’

Wednesday 29 June 6:30PM - 8:15PM

…followed by drinks reception

Please join us to hear Lord John Browne, former CEO BP, and Tommy Stadlen, re-founder Polaroid, in conversation with Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, MPS.

Key themes will include:
-Restoring society’s broken trust in business and government/police/authority
-Why reputation is an outcome, not a construct to be managed
-Why radical engagement is vital in an era of relentless transparency


Jun 30 Thu

One year after the Airports Commission: will a new runway ever get built?

Thursday 30 June 8:00AM - 9:00AM

This high-profile breakfast briefing will mark the one year anniversary of the Airports Commission publishing its final report (and which in turn is one week after the Europe referendum).

The event is being organised as part of a range of activities led by the business community designed to encourage the government to deliver a final decision on where to build a new runway in London and the South East by the summer.

The key message we wish to convey at the event is any further delay to implementing the Airports Commission’s recommendation to build a new runway will harm the UK’s economic competitiveness and our global aviation hub status.

Confirmed speakers include Lord Andrew Adonis, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).


Jul 05 Tue

Delivering Regeneration and City growth: a private roundtable with Gareth Bradford, Deputy Director - Cities & Local Growth Unit, Department of Communities and Local Government

Tuesday 05 July 8:15AM - 9:45AM

The private roundtable breakfast event will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the work programme of the Cities and Local Growth Unit based in the Department of Communities and Local Government. The Unit is charged with progressing the delivery of  town centre regeneration initiatives, enterprise zones and co-ordinating with other government departments the delivery of High Speed Rail 2 – including the master-planning process, development programme and liaising with local government.

The event will be of direct interest to LF members with an interest in town centre redevelopment, regeneration, planning and development and companies with an interest in financing large scale development. Please note: spaces are limited for this event.


Jul 05 Tue

Partner Dinner with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Greg Hands MP

Tuesday 05 July 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Join us for an Partner Dinner with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands MP to hear about the Government’s plans for investment and procurement to help drive economic growth in the capital and across the UK.

This event will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the Government’s recent Budget commitments to Crossrail 2 and vital Tube upgrades , as well as hearing about its forward looking priorities.


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