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
How rail can unlock London's housing supply – reception with Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail
Tuesday 06 September 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Join us to hear from Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne on Network Rail’s operations, including its contribution to getting more houses built in London.
Tuesday 06 September 7:45PM - 9:30PM
This small roundtable Partner dinner will follow the briefing and will offer our Partners to have more candid discussion with Mark Carne on how rail can unlock London’s housing supply.
Wednesday 07 September 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Join us for a discussion about one of London’s key Opportunity Areas and the only Enterprise Zone in London, The Royal Docks.
You will hear from key players involved in the regeneration of one of London’s iconic areas. The regeneration of the Docks is set to provide 25,500 new homes and 60,000 new jobs as an area previously at the forefront of international trade and exchange is revitalised to become a world-class business destination and residential location, underpinned by new transport infrastructure in the form of Crossrail and the Silvertown Tunnel.
Thursday 08 September 8:15AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of events with prominent Borough Leaders, please join us for a breakfast meeting with the Leader of LB Wandsworth, Cllr Ravi Govindia, to discuss how the borough’s plans to attract jobs and growth, and how it would like to work in partnership with the private sector to address the challenges and opportunities within the borough.
Thursday 08 September 5:00PM - 8:00PM
In our 2014 report, London claimed the top spot for the first time as a centre for business, finance and culture. But two years on, will London have managed to retain that position?
As well as reflecting on the findings of the new report, in light of uncertainties surrounding the UK’s vote to leave the EU, our main focus for the evening will be on whether London’s global status is now at risk in the future? Or will London still be open for Business?
We will be joined by a panel of specialists from different sectors and backgrounds to debate London’s future challenges and opportunities. The event is co-hosted by London First and PwC, in London’s Living Room at City Hall. It promises to be a lively and thought provoking evening.
Broadcaster and journalist, Mishal Husain will chair for the evening, and more panellists will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
A London First and WPA Post Summer’s Evening Reception with Cllr Robert Davis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Built Environment, City of Westminster
Monday 12 September 6:00PM - 8:30PM
London First and WPA are pleased to present their inaugural jointly organised post summer evening’s drinks reception, bringing together the most senior directors from our respective membership base, to meet, network and discuss the latest political agenda facing the London property sector.
Tuesday 13 September 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.
Wednesday 14 September 8:00AM - 10:00AM
The introduction of Flood Re to a UK insurance market that already has experience of Pool Re (for terrorism cover) presents an opportunity to learn more about the workings of both these organisations and their functions. Furthermore, the growth of the cyber insurance market adds to the motive for considering how business can transfer risk from these challenging areas and what the implications are, particularly for risk and security professionals.
Thursday 15 September 8:00AM - 9:45AM
Crossrail 2 has the potential to enable the delivery of some 200,000 new homes. But what now needs to happen to enable the development sector to unlock that potential?
At this event, a panel including Michèle Dix of Crossrail 2 (plus representatives from a developer, local government and the GLA) will explore the barriers to housing delivery along the route and how they might be overcome, before opening up for wider discussion. Drawing on the recent work of the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission (the final report of which can be found here), topics for discussion will include:
– the need for changes to planning and land-use policies, such as to density standards and the use of strategic industrial land, including through the forthcoming revision of the London Plan;
– the potential requirement for tailored delivery vehicles such as Mayoral Development Corporations and Urban Regeneration Companies along the route to help manage the scale or complexity of delivering new housing;
– converting permissions to completions – how to incentivise delivery;
– how the delivery of supporting infrastructure can be better planned and coordinated; and
– the potential scope for value capture mechanisms to support a funding deal for Crossrail 2.
Wednesday 21 September 6:00PM - 7:30PM
London’s economy and future growth is hugely reliant on world-class transport connectivity. Join us to discuss some of the major opportunities and challenges for our capital’s transport system with the new Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross and hear about the Mayoral Team’s plans for continued progress across the network
…followed by a drinks reception.