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
Marking Crossrail's Progress: Delivering world-class stations and public realm with Ian Lindsay, Land and Property Director, Crossrail and Sam Richards, Head of Urban Integration, Crossrail
Wednesday 17 September 8:15AM - 9:45AM
Strong, ongoing partnership will be required to deliver the central London stations underpinning Crossrail's success. This breakfast is an opportunity for members to discuss how Crossrail and the private sector can deepen collaboration to secure world-class stations and the accompanying public realm required to support growth. FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Thursday 18 September 8:15AM - 9:45AM
This roundtable discussion will explore Britain’s relationship with the EU, and the influence it has over the capital’s economic success. The UK’s membership of the EU sharply divides public opinion, and an ‘in-out’ referendum within the next three years is a real possibility. In this context, the roundtable will also discuss how the EU can be reformed to work most effectively for London and UK businesses in the future. FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Thursday 18 September 4:45PM - 7:00PM
“Thought-leader, change-agent, rock star, witty and wise, provocative and purposeful”. These are just a few of the words used to describe John Amaechi. He is a psychologist, organisational consultant and a high-performance executive coach. He is also a New York Times best-selling author and former NBA basketball player. Using anecdotes from his own life and the leaders he’s worked with, John will motivate and challenge delegates to maximise their own qualities and skills to become a more effective personal leader and to inspire themselves and those around them. INVITATION ONLY
Sunday 21 September 7:00PM - 9:00PM
London First is delighted to host ‘The London Dinner’ at the Labour Conference in Manchester. Building on a successful event at last year’s conference, and attracting MPs, Borough leaders and London Assembly Members, this dinner is the ideal opportunity for London Labour politicians and business leaders to meet and discuss the key issues affecting growth, investment and jobs in the capital at the final conference before the 2015 General Election. INVITATION ONLY
Sunday 21 September 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Let Britain Fly will be holding an invitation-only party for their supporters and stakeholders at each upcoming Party Conference. This ‘Party in the Sky’ will celebrate our international connectivity, emphasise the importance of international air links for the UK’s competitiveness and demonstrate the support from the business community for airports expansion. These rallies will be addressed by guest speakers from the business community and will mark the launch of the campaign’s activity ahead of the 2015 General Election. INVITATION ONLY
Tuesday 23 September 8:15AM - 10:00AM
This invitation only event comprises a mix of senior public and private sector stakeholders from the planning and property community, including Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Planning. The broad theme for the discussion is how to balance the need to increase London’s housing supply with the delivery of sufficient commercial property to meet London’s growth. FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Tuesday 23 September 6:00PM - 9:00PM
London is increasingly becoming a 24 hour city, with its transport system evolving to support that. With one year to go before the launch of 24 hour weekend running on 5 Tube lines, this event will explore the importance of London's night time economy and the additional opportunities that 24 hour running will generate for Londoners and London businesses. The event will begin with a presentation from Mike Brown, MD of London Underground, on their latest plans, followed by a briefing on some new research on the value of London's night-time economy being conducted by Volterra. A Q&A and drinks reception will follow. INVITATION ONLY