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

Nov 01 Tue

London Culture Forum Conference 2016: Putting Culture at the heart of London The Golden Thread: Culture for Local Authorities: Who should be delivering culture in the future?

Tuesday 01 November All Day

Culture is the golden thread that weaves between all areas of civic leadership, offering value and pioneering new ways of working. In this inaugural conference from the London Culture Forum, speakers from regeneration, culture and economic development will interrogate how culture has informed society’s growth, from social integration, education and health through to economic development, regeneration and planning.

Nov 01 Tue

Partner Dinner with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP

Tuesday 01 November 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Join us for a Partner dinner with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP to hear about the Government’s plans for investment and procurement to help drive economic growth in the capital and across the UK.This event will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the Government’s recent Budget commitments to Crossrail 2 and vital Tube upgrades, as well as hearing about its forward looking priorities.


Nov 02 Wed

Business and Ealing: Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of the Council

Wednesday 02 November 8:15AM - 8:30AM

As part of our series of events with prominent Borough Leaders, please join us for a breakfast meeting with the Leader of LB Ealing, Cllr Julian Bell, to discuss how the borough’s 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.


Nov 03 Thu

The digital railway – modernising our existing rail infrastructure

Thursday 03 November 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

…followed by drinks reception.


Nov 03 Thu

Partner Dinner with David Waboso, Managing Director of Digital Railway

Thursday 03 November 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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


Nov 04 Fri

Student Housing - examining impact of policy changes on the student housing sector

Friday 04 November 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.


Nov 10 Thu

London Property Summit 2016

Thursday 10 November 8:00AM - 6:00PM

The theme for the London Property Summit 2016 will be: The Building Blocks for London – Entering a New Era, focusing on the new political climate now facing London, from both public and private sector perspectives. The summit will also feature briefings on new developments in London.

To register, sponsor or exhibit at the event, please visit

Supported by the Mayor of London, the Summit is kindly sponsored by Battersea Power Station, Berkeley Group, CBRE, Gensler, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Hammerson, Lendlease, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Quintain, Turley, Weston Homes and Winckworth Sherwood

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Nov 10 Thu

Post London Property Summit 2016 Dinner

Thursday 10 November 7:00PM - 9:30PM

A high-profile dinner will follow the London Property Summit at at the Banqueting House, Whitehall. Our inaugural post summit dinner attracted 300 senior executives from the property and developer sectors. The discussion at the dinner will complement the main theme of the summit: The Building Blocks for London – Entering a New Era.

We will hear our guest speaker Lord Kerslake’s views on what cities like London need to do to ensure they deliver a balance of housing tenures that meet the needs of a growing city, and what more the property industry can do to play their part in meeting the housing crisis.

To register to attend or book a table please go to

Nov 15 Tue

HS2 - moving towards delivery: discussion and reception with David Prout, Director General HS2 Group, Department for Transport

Tuesday 15 November 6:00PM - 7:30PM

As HS2 moves from the planning into the delivery phase, this event provides an opportunity to hear about the latest developments on the project, and to discuss what more now needs to be done to ensure London – and other English cities – realise the full transport and wider development potential of the scheme.


Nov 16 Wed

Keeping London open. What does Brexit mean for tourism and hospitality in London?

Wednesday 16 November 8:00AM - 10:00AM

London’s tourism and hospitality industries are highly globalised, relying on international visitors, workers and reputation. Ongoing uncertainty around Brexit negotiations poses a real and immediate risk to growth in this vital sector. This roundtable will provide a forum to identify positive, sector-specific actions deliverable in the near term which could help mitigate the impacts of Brexit negotiations. These discussions will feed into London First’s broader  programme to ensure the Brexit process works for London.


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