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 a full list of last years events here.

Calendar of events

Apr 25 Tue

Business and Brent: Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council

Tuesday 25 April 8:15AM - 9:30AM

As part of our series of borough leader events please join us for a breakfast meeting with the leader of the London Borough of Brent, Cllr Muhammed Butt. The event will be a chance to discuss how the borough plans to attract jobs and growth, and how London First members can work to address the challenges and opportunities in Brent.


Apr 26 Wed

London First Chairman’s breakfast with John Allan CBE

Wednesday 26 April 8:15AM - 9:30AM

A regular meeting with business leaders from across London First members, the chairman’s breakfasts are hosted by John Allan CBE. This is the ideal opportunity to engage in a lively and informal debate about the key challenges facing London and what we can do to help address them.


May 02 Tue

24H London retail – promoting an open all hours culture

Tuesday 02 May 12:00PM - 2:00PM

A recent report by London First and EY showed that London’s 24-hour economy could be worth almost £30bn.

Philip Kolvin QC, the Chair of the NTC will join us for this roundtable and we will look at the particular challenges and opportunities of 24H operations for the retail and hospitality sectors in London. This will help inform the work of the Night Czar and Night Time Commission in supporting a shops and restaurants to build a thriving 24H economy.


May 03 Wed

Breakfast Briefing with Steve Quartermain

Wednesday 03 May 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Join us for a breakfast session with the Chief Planner at the Department of Communities and Local Government.


May 04 Thu

Exploring the Development Potential of Crossrail 2 – Where are we now?

Thursday 04 May 8:00AM - 9:45AM

This event kicks off London First’s Development Opportunities of Crossrail 2 series. Crossrail 2 (CR2) is a priority infrastructure project for London and the South East that is needed to provide greater transport capacity to meet rapid population growth. The increased connectivity that CR2 will bring will create significant opportunities for increased development, including for new homes. Building on the work of the CR2 Growth Commission, this event focuses on where the project is now and how development opportunities across the proposed route can be realised.


May 09 Tue

London Infrastructure Summit 2017

Tuesday 09 May 8:00AM - 6:30PM

London First is pleased to present the London Infrastructure Summit 2017. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s summit will explore the key issues facing infrastructure policy and delivery in London, together with the progress being made under a new Mayor one year on.

Confirmed speakers and participants include:

  • Key figures from the Mayoralty, including the Deputy Mayor for Housing, James Murray, and the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross.
  • Transport Commissioner Mike Brown, Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne and Crossrail 2 Managing Director Michele Dix.
  • Minister of state for Housing, Planning and Minister for London Gavin Barwell MP
  • Senior business leaders and commentators, including Tony Travers of the LSE, Gary Ennis of Barratt London and Basil Scarsella of UK Power Networks.

Click here to view to programme.

Bookings are now open at:

Venue: QEII Centre

May 09 Tue

Post London Infrastructure Summit Dinner

Tuesday 09 May 7:00PM - 9:30PM

London First is pleased to present the post London Infrastructure Summit Dinner, which will follow

the main discussions during the day. The dinner will feature a keynote address from Mark Wild,

Managing Director, London Underground at Transport for London and will allow our guests to deliberate the thoughts presented during the summit.

Bookings are now open at

Venue: Banqueting House

May 17 Wed

Tackling the Cyber Threats from Criminals and Terrorists

Wednesday 17 May 1:15PM - 6:00PM

An international review of the threats from hostile states, terrorists, organised criminals and lone actors or fraudsters, and the ways that governments can deal with foreign interference, attribution, jurisdictional reach and the increasing scale of attacks. The conference will include an examination, through examples and incidents, of the best ways that crime fighters and corporates can overcome the challenges, and the lessons learnt by experts at the chalk face, in particular the techniques to overcome DDoS and Ransomware attacks.


May 18 Thu

London First Retail Group meeting

Thursday 18 May 2:00PM - 4:00PM

A forum for structured information sharing and networking on policies and decisions affecting the success of retail and hospitality sectors in London.


May 23 Tue

Take me to the river: realising the potential of London's riverside

Tuesday 23 May 6:00PM - 7:30PM

The Mayor of London is expected to receive new powers over London’s 50 safeguarded wharves. Join us to hear our panel of experts discuss the potential for the consolidation of river freight activity and the release of land to deliver new riverside communities providing new homes and jobs.


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