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 02 September 8:00AM - 9:30AM
This briefing session will update the founding signatories of the Let Britain Fly campaign on the campaign’s progress, provide up-to-date analysis of the debate thus far and outline our plans for the year ahead, welcoming their ideas, advice, insights, and further participation. FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Monday 08 September 8:15AM - 9:45AM
London First is orchestrating an economic development plan for London, on behalf of the Mayor’s economic advisory body, the London Enterprise Panel. Developed with the support of McKinsey, the plan will identify the opportunities- as well as- barriers to success, providing a framework to help the GLA identify how best to prioritise its scarce resources to deliver jobs and growth. Now the data analysis has been completed, this cross-cutting discussion provides an opportunity for our members to contribute to the emerging themes and potential actions, helping us to shape the final plan that will be published around the end of the year. INVITATION ONLY
Thursday 11 September 8:00AM - 9:30AM
The disruption and danger that violent gangs can bring to a neighbourhood have received much coverage recently. This briefing will uncover some of the truths and myths, and try to put the risk into perspective, hearing hear from those who are in the front line of policing this problem in urban environments. The focus will then shift to business responses and how the public and private sectors can work together to make a difference to the culture of gangs and the individuals caught up in the cycle of violence. Speakers:Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Rodhouse, Specialist Crime and Operations, MPS Chris Moore, Chief Executive, The Clink Restaurant Company Limited Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, City Hall. Jessica Hodgson, Operations Manager, North London District, Job Centre Plus (DWP) Sponsor: MOPAC INVITATION ONLY
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