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.

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Calendar of events

Feb 27 Mon

London Planning Awards 2016/17 with Jule Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Regeneration, Planning and Skills

Monday 27 February 4:30PM - 7:30PM

The annual awards ceremony, held at City Hall, recognises and rewards the contribution of planners to London’s urban renaissance. This year the London Planning Awards will be celebrating 14 years of planning excellence in London.

For more information or to apply for one of the awards please visit:


Feb 27 Mon

London Planning Awards 2016/17 – Partner and Sponsor Dinner

Monday 27 February 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Following the Mayor of London’s annual London Planning Awards ceremony, London First Partner members and sponsors will meet for a small informal dinner discussion with Jule Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Regeneration, Planning and Skills. The event will be an opportunity to hear the latest thinking on planning policy issues taking place in City Hall.


Feb 28 Tue

London 2036 Roundtable Dinner

Tuesday 28 February 7:00PM - 9:30PM

London First has recently updated ‘London 2036: An Agenda for Jobs and Growth’ in light of the political and economic developments of the past year. This roundtable dinner will be an opportunity to meet London First’s new CEO, Jasmine Whitbread, and consider the key priorities for London and discuss next steps.



Mar 01 Wed

National Cyber Resilience: the role of the National Cyber Security Centre

Wednesday 01 March 8:00AM - 10:30AM

On 1 November 2016 the UK Government launched the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021. In that document much was made of the contribution from the new National Cyber Security Centre which aims to provide ‘a hub of world-class, user-friendly expertise for businesses and individuals, as well as rapid response to major incidents’.

The Chief Executive of the NCSC will outline the work of the Centre and how it can help businesses improve their cyber responses and resilience in the increasingly challenging internet age. A response from business will be provided by a well-known expert in cyber security.

Chair: Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD, Partner, IMA Partners

Speaker: Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive, National Cyber Security Centre

Commentator: Troels Oerting, Group Chief Security Officer and Group Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays (and former Director, Cyber Crime Unit, Europol)


Mar 01 Wed

London First AGM and Chairman’s Reception with John Allan CBE, followed by drinks reception and Partner Dinner

Wednesday 01 March 6:00PM - 6:30PM

This gathering will follow a short informal AGM and will provide members with a chance to meet as well as discuss the issues ahead.


Mar 01 Wed

London First Chief Executive Dinner with Jasmine Whitbread following the AGM

Wednesday 01 March 8:00PM - 9:30PM

This dinner allow Partner members to discuss the issues ahead in a more intimate environment.


Mar 07 Tue

Placemaking in London

Tuesday 07 March 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Please join us for the launch of London First’s report outlining our key recommendations for delivering better placemaking in the Capital.


Mar 13 Mon

Welcome to MIPIM drinks reception with Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills

Monday 13 March 8:00PM - 10:30PM

London First members attending the MIPIM conference to an informal drinks reception with Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.


Mar 14 Tue

Lunch with James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development at MIPIM 2017

Tuesday 14 March 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Join us for a discussion about the Mayor’s ambitions to increase housebuilding in London. We will touch on the role that estate regeneration can play to increase supply, before broadening out the discussion to consider what the Mayor should focus on to get London’s building 50,000 homes a year.


Mar 14 Tue

MIPIM 2017: A London First Gala Dinner ‘Maximising development potential around transport infrastructure’

Tuesday 14 March 7:30PM - 10:00PM

This is a new London First event for MIPIM 2017, which will focus on the progress being made in unlocking the development potential associated with major infrastructure projects.

The dinner will feature guest speaker Richard Abadie, PwC’s Global Head of Infrastructure, and will bring together a high-level audience made up of those with direct responsibility for planning and delivering major transport infrastructure with the developers and house-builders who can deliver the housing, retail and office space that the capital so badly needs


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