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.
Calendar of events
Monday 05 December 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This breakfast will be a forum for structured information sharing and networking on policies and decisions affecting the success of retail and hospitality sectors in London.
It will also look at the progress of BIDs in the capital and their relationships with the GLA, Local Authorities, and the retail and hospitality sectors. We will be joined by guest speakers from the GLA: Maria Diaz-Palomares, Policy Implementation Manager at the GLA’s Economic Business Policy Unit, and Mark Keinman, Assistant Director of Economic and Business Policy.
Tuesday 06 December 6:00PM - 8:00PM
This gathering will provide members with a chance to meet as well as discuss the issues ahead. We are delighted to welcome Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills as our guest speaker.
Tuesday 06 December 8:00PM - 9:30PM
This gathering will provide Partners with a more candid opportunity to discuss with Jules Pipe the latest thinking at the GLA.
Thursday 08 December 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Please join us for the launch of a new report examining how the application of design guidance by BRE on Daylight and Sunlight standards in the capital is constraining the ability to make better use of land and delivery higher densities.
Hear from our panel of experts on the report findings and recommendations on how a reinterpretation of these standards can enable the more efficient use of land and increase housing delivery.
Friday 09 December - Saturday 10 December 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Businesses looking to inspire and recruit the next generation of students, trainees and employees are looking ahead to Skills London 2016 on 9-10 December 2016, at ExCeL London.
Many members have exhibited at our Skills London events in the past; if you have yet to sign up this year, please take a serious look at this opportunity – we still have a number of stands available. We are delighted to announce that this year’s event is supported by the Mayor of London, and we have a number of exciting interactive features, including a Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Zone, an immersive Tech space, a Construction village and a Creative zone.
Over 33,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected to attend this hands-on two-day careers event, which is aimed at 16–24 year olds. This year’s event, which supports young Londoners into jobs and further study, will:
• promote apprenticeships and other training opportunities, helping to get employers ready for the apprenticeship levy;
• have over 40,000 jobs on offer;
• provide quality careers advice; and
• support a full range of young Londoners, from school leavers to postgraduates, who are ready to take their next step.
Please visit: www.skillslondon2016.co.uk for more information on exhibitors, events and film clips from previous events.
Wednesday 14 December 8:00AM - 10:00AM
In August, The Mayor formally announced the creation of Home for Londoners (HfL) – a new initiative bringing together and strengthening the GLA’s housing and development capacity to help build more homes.
Join us for a discussion and Q&A with James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development and David Lunts, Executive Director for Housing and Land, GLA to hear about the Mayor’s vision for HfL and progress made to date.
Wednesday 11 January 6:30PM - 7:30PM
London First Chairman John Allan CBE and new Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread will be joined by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for this members’ event in the new year.
Members will hear from the Mayor on his ambitions for London in light of Brexit, and how the business community fits into this vision.
Thursday 12 January 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Technology is changing London. For business it’s challenging the business models of established sectors in ways which are disruptive, but also offer new opportunities. For London’s government it’s increasingly a tool for improving efficiency and better managing growth challenges (e.g. data analytics, mobile and embedded devices).
It is against this landscape that London First is establishing a mechanism to ensure its business plan and priorities for London continue to be fit for purpose as the economy evolves.
Thursday 12 January 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Please join us to hear from Lord Heseltine as he brings his long experience of regeneration to bear in his role as Chair of the Thames Estuary Commission.
The Commission is due to release its interim report in spring 2017, making this a particularly ripe time to share views.
Tuesday 17 January 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Join us to debate the importance of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in helping London to build the 50,000 homes a year it needs. For some, MMC represents the start of new era of innovation and a significant boost in attempts to increase housing supply. For others, it is yet another attempt to reinvent the wheel and a risky and costly process.
Join us to debate this issue and hear from leading contractors and residential developers about what role MMC should play in helping build more homes in London.