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
Thursday 23 March 8:15AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of borough leader events please join us for a breakfast meeting with the leader of the London Borough of Camden, Cllr Sarah Hayward. The event will be a chance to discuss how the borough plans to attract jobs and growth, and how London First members can work to address the challenges and opportunities in Camden.
Wednesday 29 March 8:15AM - 9:45AM
Please join us for a small roundtable breakfast session with Colin Wilson, Strategic Planning Manager at the GLA for an engaging discussion on how London’s growth will be delivered through planning decisions and delivery of Opportunity and Regeneration Areas and Housing Zones.
Tuesday 04 April 8:15AM - 9:45AM
Please join us and members of the government’s CIL review panel led by Liz Peace CBE, to learn more about their recommendations to overhaul the Community Infrastructure Levy regime in the UK. It is an opportunity to ask questions and debate how the government should take this forward in advance of their announcement in the Autumn Statement.
Wednesday 05 April 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Concerns are mounting about terrorists returning from the Middle East with the knowledge of using weaponised drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, on the battlefield. Delivering an improvised explosive device in the UK on a drone would present a novel attack vector and in a densely populated area could cause significant damage, not to mention fear. This seminar brings together a panel of experts in protecting buildings through design, unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities and CBRN operations. They will discuss the threats and responses.
Wednesday 12 April 7:00PM - 9:30PM
We are delighted to welcome London members to an intimate dinner discussion with Amy Lamé, the Mayor’s recently-appointed Night Czar.
This dinner will present an opportunity to discuss the priorities of the Czar and Night Time Commission. In particular, what can be done to encourage growth in late night shopping and dining in the Capital – What support and incentivisation is needed? From whom? And which areas should be blazing the trail.
Tuesday 25 April 8:15AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of borough leader events please join us for a breakfast meeting with the leader of the London Borough of Brent, Cllr Muhammed Butt. The event will be a chance to discuss how the borough plans to attract jobs and growth, and how London First members can work to address the challenges and opportunities in Brent.
Wednesday 26 April 8:15AM - 9:30AM
A regular meeting with business leaders from across London First members, the chairman’s breakfasts are hosted by John Allan CBE. This is the ideal opportunity to engage in a lively and informal debate about the key challenges facing London and what we can do to help address them.
Tuesday 02 May 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Our recent economic report showed that London’s 24-hour economy could be worth almost £30bn. This roundtable lunch will look at the particular challenges and opportunities of 24H operations for the retail and hospitality sectors in London. This will help inform the work of the Night Czar and Night Time Commission in supporting a shops and restaurants to build a thriving 24H economy.
Wednesday 03 May 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Join us for a breakfast session with the Chief Planner at the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Thursday 04 May 8:00AM - 9:45AM
This event kicks off London First’s Development Opportunities of Crossrail 2 series. Crossrail 2 (CR2) is a priority infrastructure project for London and the South East that is needed to provide greater transport capacity to meet rapid population growth. The increased connectivity that CR2 will bring will create significant opportunities for increased development, including for new homes. Building on the work of the CR2 Growth Commission, this event focuses on where the project is now and how development opportunities across the proposed route can be realised.