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.

View our Past Events or a full list of last years events here.

Calendar of events

May 10 Tue

Member briefing: Everything you wanted to know about Europe but were too scared to ask  

Tuesday 10 May 8:00AM - 9:30AM

With the EU referendum taking place on 23 June, and many businesses keen to understand more about how the UK’s membership impacts on London, we are delighted to provide an opportunity to go back to some of the basics.

At this event Dr David Lutton, Executive Director, Policy will debunk some of the myths about Europe and explain how it supports London’s position as the world’s premier business hub. Members will have an opportunity to express their views and discuss the issues with other business people.

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Published and promoted by Will Higham on behalf of London First: Remain in Europe campaign, both at Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JE.

May 12 Thu

Rally for Remain: A celebration of Tech, London and Europe  

Thursday 12 May 6:30PM - 9:00PM

The voice of the tech community will need to heard in the upcoming EU referendum.

Join us at this ‘rally to remain’ where we will celebrate the strong links between Europe and the tech community. We will hear from tech leaders, international investors and the Minister for Universities and Science on why the tech voice matters.

This will be an informal drinks reception with drinks, food, and extensive opportunities for networking.

Please visit the event website here.

INVITATION ONLY

Published and promoted by Will Higham on behalf of London First: Remain in Europe campaign, both at Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JE.

May 16 Mon

HS2 and London - an update from Simon Kirby, Chief Executive of HS2 Limited

Monday 16 May 6:00PM - 7:30PM

…followed by drinks reception

Join us to hear HS2’s chief executive give an update on HS2, looking in particular at its two London stations at Euston and Old Oak Common.

INVITATION ONLY

May 16 Mon

Partner Dinner with Simon Kirby, Chief Executive of HS2 Limited

Monday 16 May 8:00PM - 9:30PM

The evening will conclude with a small roundtable Partner dinner with Simon Kirby, which will allow for a more candid discussion following the briefing.

INVITATION ONLY

May 18 Wed

Internet Intelligence: Protecting Organisations and Creating Opportunities

Wednesday 18 May 4:30PM - 7:30PM

Increasingly, the best way for organisations in the 21st Century to defend against the onslaught of modern threats and thrive in the midst of increasing competition is to secure an information advantage. A panel of experts will share how leading organisations can capture intelligence from the internet to deliver actionable insight to combat a range of threats, including insider threat and reputational damage, as well as to maximise strategic market opportunities.

INVITATION ONLY

May 19 Thu

Member briefing: Everything you wanted to know about Europe but were too scared to ask

Thursday 19 May 8:00AM - 9:30AM

With the EU referendum taking place on 23 June, and many businesses keen to understand more about how the UK’s membership impacts on London, we are delighted to provide an opportunity to go back to some of the basics.

At this event Dr David Lutton, Executive Director, Policy will debunk some of the myths about Europe and explain how it supports London’s position as the world’s premier business hub. Members will have an opportunity to express their views and discuss the issues with other business people.

INVITATION ONLY

Published and promoted by Will Higham on behalf of London First: Remain in Europe campaign, both at Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JE.

May 24 Tue

London's global ranking - Launch of PwC Cities of Opportunity Report 2016

Tuesday 24 May 5:00PM - 8:00PM

In 2014, London claimed the top spot as a centre for business, finance and culture. But two years on, has it managed to retain this position? And what opportunities do the findings present for business in London?

A panel of experts will debate the findings of the report which analyses the development of 30 global cities at the heart of the world’s economy and culture. The event is co-hosted by London First and PwC and takes place less than two weeks after the London Mayoral Elections.

INVITATION ONLY

Jun 08 Wed

A private roundtable dinner with Baroness Williams of Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Wednesday 08 June 7:00PM - 9:30PM

This private roundtable dinner will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear from a senior DCLG minister on the key provisions under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (currently a bill passing through Parliament). The minister will outline what the government expect to see from the private sector in the current parliamentary term in delivering the housing targets using the new housing and planning powers.

INVITATION ONLY

Jun 14 Tue

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Tuesday 14 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

This small breakfast meeting chaired by London First Chairman, John Allan CBE, will provide members with a chance to raise their concerns and discuss the challenges of doing business in the capital.

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Jun 14 Tue

London First Business Lunch with John Allan CBE, Chairman, London First

Tuesday 14 June 12:15PM - 2:30PM

London First is pleased to present our second London Summer Business Lunch, bringing together London’s business and political leaders.

Guest speaker Lord Mandelson will be speaking on the big business issues for London.

This event will present our members and their guests with a timely opportunity – one week ahead of the EU referendum – to hear Lord Mandelson’s views on the Europe debate, as well as his wider thoughts around keeping London open for business.

The lunch will be hosted by our Chairman, John Allan CBE, whose other roles include chairmanship of Barratt Developments and Tesco, and is kindly sponsored by EY.

The lunch will be held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

 A few tables remaining, to book to attend, please visit www.londonbusinesslunch.com

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