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
Tuesday 24 January 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Join us for the launch of a London First report about estate regeneration. It is a topic that has risen up the political agenda with the Government set to shortly publish its national estate regeneration strategy and funding prospectus, followed by the Mayor publishing his own guide for consultation about estate regeneration.
Our report, written in partnership with Winckworth Sherwood and Terence O’Rourke, will set, from the perspective of London business, how a ‘new London deal’ needs to be struck to deliver the next wave of estate regeneration in the capital; a deal that will deliver residents and the city as a whole more and better homes.
Hear from the report’s authors and a panel of leading experts about the future of estate regeneration in London.
Wednesday 25 January 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Following on from the successful launch of the London First London Awards in 2012, London First is seeking to continue to reward and mark key individuals, activities and projects that have contributed to making London the best city in the world in which to work, study and play. 2017 is a special year, as it represents London First’s 25th anniversary, in 2017 the awards will therefore look back at major achievements attained over the past 25 years
Venue: British Museum
Please visit: www.londonfirstawards.com for more information
Tuesday 31 January 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 Redbridge, Cllr Jas Athwal, to discuss how the borough 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.
Wednesday 01 February 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Please join us for a breakfast roundtable event with the GLA examining the impact of the student housing policies brought forward in the Further Alterations to the London Plan in 2015 and the Mayor’s Housing SPG in 2016.
Modernise or Die: How the Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model could work in London - A roundtable discussion as part of London First's London Employment & Skills Commission
Thursday 02 February 8:15AM - 10:00AM
London’s construction sector has boomed over the last few years, with the sheer number of cranes across the capital’s skyline a testament to that. But the sector faces a very real threat through skills shortages. The reasons are many, complex and long-standing, but the problem is only expected to get worse post-Brexit.
The government commissioned Mark Farmer to identify actions to address these skills shortages, and this roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss with Mark his recommendations and how we might take action on them in London.
Tuesday 07 February 8:00AM - 9:45AM
Join us for a conversation with Sir Edward about the future of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and broader discussion about increase housebuilding in England.
We will touch on the Government’s recent review of the HCA and how the organisation will function in the future, various initiatives the HCA is currently working on and the housing white paper, as well as taking questions from members.
Tuesday 07 February 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Join us to hear from the new Managing Director of Digital Railway, David Waboso. We will hear about the state of progress of this flagship programme at this reception, with remarks from David and the chance to ask questions in the following Q&A.
Wednesday 08 February 8:15AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of events with prominent Borough Leaders, please join us for a breakfast meeting with the newly-elected Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, to discuss how the borough 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.
Wednesday 08 February 7:00PM - 9:30PM
This roundtable dinner will bring together stakeholders involved in the London Urban Transformation Commission and will be the Commission’s inaugural event. It will be an opportunity for Commissioners to meet one another and approve the LUTC’s roadmap.
Thursday 09 February 8:00AM - 10:00AM
The much-trailed Green Paper on Industrial Strategy is expected to be published in late January. London First is planning to gather business leaders together to get an initial reaction to the paper and discuss the evidence and approach that will be required to put forward a positive case for London’s role in the UK’s industrial strategy.
If the Green Paper is not published, we will cancel the event and reschedule accordingly.