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
Monday 30 November 7:00PM - 9:30PM
London First is delighted to invite its members to dinner with Labour MPs from across London to discuss the key issues affecting growth, investment and jobs in the capital.
Tuesday 01 December 1:30PM - 6:00PM
…followed by drinks reception
This seminar will consider the ways in which the Police Service in England and Wales could be organised and managed to meet the challenges of crime (including terrorism), funding constraints and public expectations over the next decade. The backcloth will be the fact that the financial situation of policing is unlikely to improve for at least the next decade. Finances and structure will have a direct impact on operational issues, as well as leadership, privatisation, outsourcing, organisation and accountability. The seminar will consist of short presentations on relevant themes followed by open discussion facilitated by a chairman, who will be supported by rapporteurs. The event will be conducted under the Chatham House rule.
Chairman: Sir David Veness CBE QPM
Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary
Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, MPS
Stephen Otter QPM, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for the National Team
Stephen Kavanagh QPM, Chief Constable of Essex
Professor Tony Travers, Professor, Department of Government, LSE
Matt Maer DSO OBE, Director of Security and Resilience, Canary Wharf
Nick Ross, Author and Journalist
Chris Donnelly CBE TD, Director, Institute for Statecraft
David Gilberston QPM, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner, MPS
Held jointly with Insititute for Statecraft
Wednesday 02 December 6:00PM - 6:30PM
followed by drinks reception and Partner dinner
This gathering will follow a short informal AGM and will provide members with a chance to meet as well as discuss the issues ahead. Our guest speaker will be Labour Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan MP.
Wednesday 09 December 5:45PM - 7:30PM
…followed by drinks reception.
Join us to hear Sir Malcolm Grant CBE talk about the challenges facing NHS England and his vision for priorities around institutional change. Sir Malcolm is also Chancellor of The University of York and will be touching on how his experiences in the university sector have influenced how he views NHS England.
A roundtable breakfast discussion with Peter Schofield, Director General for Housing, Planning and Neighbourhoods
Thursday 10 December 8:15AM - 10:00AM
The roundtable discussion is our yearly catch up with Peter Schofield to hear about the latest policy initiatives being formulated at the Department for Communities and Local Government. The event will also provide London First members with an opportunity to learn about the priorities ministers have set officials following the General Election.
Delivering a transport and infrastructure skills strategy - a policy breakfast with Terry Morgan CBE
Tuesday 15 December 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Join us to hear from Terry Morgan CBE, newly-appointed by the Government to deliver a transport and infrastructure skills strategy. His experience as Chairman of Crossrail place him in good stead to address the challenges of this work.
Tuesday 12 January 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.
Friday 15 January 8:30AM - 9:45AM
London’s diverse town centre network is evolving and will need to evolve further to adapt to how Londoners want to shop and retailers want to do business. Equally, town centres are about much more than just retail and have a role to play in meeting some of London’s strategic challenges, such as housing, jobs and economic growth.
As we look forward to a new Mayor in May 2016, this breakfast event is designed to explore what good looks like for London’s town centres, what the Greater London Authority might do to help, what is best left to individual councils and what should be left to the market.
Tuesday 19 January 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Following on from the successful inaugural London First London Awards dinner in 2012, London First will continue to seek 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 in 2015. The winners will be announced at our Awards dinner.
Venue: Sky Garden
Meeting London’s power needs: Breakfast discussion with Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive, UK Power Networks
Thursday 21 January 8:15AM - 9:45AM
To remain successful, London needs reliable and secure supplies of electricity which are capable of meeting the demands of a growing and dynamic city. Basil Scarsella will offer members an overview of what UK Power Networks’ recently agreed business plan will mean for businesses in London, as well as some reflections on the ongoing debate with GLA, Government and Ofgem around investing in anticipation of further growth in the capital. A private round table discussion with senior developer members and others will then follow.