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
Thursday 29 September 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Outer London offers significant opportunity to accommodate the capital’s projected growth, particularly around existing and planned transport hubs, especially those benefiting from substantial investment and improvement. Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Lucinda Turner from TfL to explore the potential of Outer London’s transport hubs to deliver the homes and jobs that London needs.
Sunday 02 October 7:00PM - 9:00PM
London First is delighted to host ‘The London Dinner’ at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. Attracting MPs, Borough Leaders and London Assembly members, this dinner is the ideal opportunity for London Conservative politicians and business leaders to meet and discuss the key issues affecting growth, investment and jobs in the capital post- Mayoral election.
Sunday 02 October 9:30PM - 11:30PM
This informal drinks reception will bring together London politicians, business leaders and stakeholders to celebrate our vibrant capital, and its ability to adapt, endure and innovate.
Thursday 06 October 8:15AM - 9:30AM
Old Oak and Park Royal is set to become the UK’s largest development project and most successful industrial location. It will be transformed into one of London’s key destination with significant opportunities to deliver much needed homes and jobs that can support London’s growth.
Please join us for a small roundtable breakfast to hear from the Director of Planning at the OPDC, Michael Mulhern on how the vision and regeneration for the area will be delivered through the emerging OPDC Local Plan.
Leadership event with Commander Sean Malinowski, Los Angeles Police Department, on 'Leading change around data driven policing'
Thursday 06 October 5:45PM - 7:30PM
Please join us to hear Sean Malinowski, Commander Office Of Operations and Chief of Staff to Chief of Police, Charlie Beck, LAPD, talking about leading change around the introduction of data driven policing and embedding it as ‘business as usual’ in LAPD. Sean will also be talking about the challenges of getting LAPD Officers to embrace technology and then ensuring that in turn, their teams support them.
Tuesday 11 October 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Join us for a discussion with John Westwood, Director of Asset Management and Mike Strong, Non-executive Director of NHS Property Services – the Government company set up to own and manage much of the NHS primary care estate, working in partnership with NHS organisations.
John and Mike will discuss the progress that NHS Property Services has made in strategic planning to rationalise the primary care estate and support the move to more integrated, community based services. They will discuss the challenges faced and the opportunities that exist.
Tuesday 11 October 2:00PM - 4:00PM
An update and discussion on challenges facing the London retail and services sectors, focusing on Skills policy and Business Improvement Districts. The session will explore the unique workforce challenges impacting London, including the transient and highly-mobile workforce, what the apprenticeship levy will mean for London, the devolution agenda and how businesses can help shape and deliver what London needs. 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.
Wednesday 12 October 8:15AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of events with prominent Borough Leaders, please join us for a breakfast meeting with the Leader of LB Barking & Dagenham, Cllr Darren Rodwell, 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.
Wednesday 12 October 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The economy of London and the wider South East is hugely reliant on a well-functioning transport system. This evening will be an opportunity to hear more about the priorities of the new administration and Transport Secretary, and to explore what more business can do to ensure progress in improving our transport networks is maintained.
Wednesday 12 October 8:00PM - 9:30PM
The evening will conclude with a small roundtable Partner dinner with Chris, which will allow for a more candid discussion following the briefing.