Events

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.

For a full list of our events please click here.

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Calendar of events

Apr 29 Wed

Political change – what do the emerging fiscal policies mean for property and investor confidence?

Wednesday 29 April 8:15AM - 10:00AM

A pre-election private roundtable breakfast discussion with Robert Gordon Clark, LCA, Mike Hussey, Almacantar and Nigel Webb, British Land, exploring what the fiscal policies of a newly elected government mean for property development in London and the rest of the UK.

 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

Apr 30 Thu

Business and Greenwich: Working Together

Thursday 30 April 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Cllr Denise Hyland has been Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich since May 2014. This roundtable brekafast will be an opportunity to meet with Cllr Hyland and some of her Cabinet Member colleagues, who will be outlining both their vision for the borough and how they intend to work with businesses in the area.

 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

May 13 Wed

London Mayoral Election 2016 – meet the candidates: Ivan Massow, Conservative

Wednesday 13 May 8:15AM - 9:30AM

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London.

Ahead of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat selection processes, please join us to hear how Ivan Massow 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.

 

INVITATION ONLY

May 14 Thu

Policing in a Digital Age

Thursday 14 May 8:00AM - 9:30AM

The annual lecture to London First members by the Police Commissioner.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

May 18 Mon

London's Global Context series: Developing a city-to-city London Export Plan

Monday 18 May 7:00AM - 9:30AM

The global economy is arguably a network of city economies which are home to most of the world’s population, production, finance, and sources of innovation.

Having recently joined the Global Cities Initiative – an international network of cities focused on deepening global trade relationships – the GLA is developing a business-led London Export Plan. This dinner provides London First members with the opportunity to find out more and feed into the plan’s development at an early stage.

 

INVITATION ONLY

May 18 Mon

London Mayoral Election 2016 – meet the candidates: Stephen Greenhalgh, Conservative

Monday 18 May 8:15AM - 9:30AM

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London.

Ahead of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat selection processes, please join us to hear how Stephen Greenhalgh 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.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

 

May 21 Thu

6th OSAC / London First Spring Seminar Tackling Terrorism – Lessons for the Future

Thursday 21 May 1:30PM - 6:00PM

Followed by drinks reception

This annual joint conference will focus on the threat to cities like London from international terrorism. Recent attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, Paris and Copenhagen have illustrated the vulnerability of complex urban environments and the need to have robust Prevent, Prepare and Protect strategies.

This event will look at what it takes to make a city resilient to terrorism, and what lessons can be learnt to make those strategies effective and adaptable to meet future threats.
Speakers include:
Niall P Brennan, Legal Attaché, FBI, Paris
Hagai Segal, Lecturer & Consultant, NYU, London
Glenn Schoen, CEO, Boardroom@Crisis
Richard Voke, Partner, Ashfords LLP

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 01 Mon

London’s Global Context: Drinks reception and panel debate  - Scaling Up London: Can we build global businesses from London?

Monday 01 June 6:15PM - 8:00PM

London’s start-up scene is the most vibrant in Europe and holding its own against other business hubs like New York and the Silicon Valley. However only a small proportion of London’s start-ups are developing into high growth global enterprises.

How can London meet the challenge of scaling-up entrepreneurial and innovative businesses into global players and what do public and private actors need to do to support a business environment that nurtures scaling-up?

London First in association with EY are pleased to invite you to a gathering of some of London’s most innovative and high growth businesses to debate these issues at Ministry of Sound. The keynote speaker is venture capitalist, founder of Fab Lab London and serial entrepreneur, Tony Fish. Our expert panel of business leaders includes Google, Yo Sushi and Ministry of Sound.

In association with : EY

INVITATION ONLY

Jun 02 Tue

London First Parliamentary Reception

Tuesday 02 June 7:00PM - 9:00PM

London First is delighted to invite its members to a post-General Election evening reception. Join us in congratulating new and returning London MPs as the next Parliamentary session begins.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 04 Thu

Business and the Boroughs: Cllr Paget-Brown, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea  

Thursday 04 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Cllr Nicholas Paget-Brown, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, will discuss his priorities to support growth and jobs in Kensington and Chelsea and across London. In particular, Cllr Paget-Brown will discuss the effects of localism for his Borough and how the public and private sectors might work more closely.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

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