Events

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.

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Calendar of events

Jun 01 Mon

London’s Global Context: Drinks reception and panel debate  - Scaling Up London: Can we build global businesses from London?

Monday 01 June 6:15PM - 8:00PM

London’s start-up scene is the most vibrant in Europe and holding its own against other business hubs like New York and the Silicon Valley. However only a small proportion of London’s start-ups are developing into high growth global enterprises.

How can London meet the challenge of scaling-up entrepreneurial and innovative businesses into global players and what do public and private actors need to do to support a business environment that nurtures scaling-up?

London First in association with EY are pleased to invite you to a gathering of some of London’s most innovative and high growth businesses to debate these issues at Ministry of Sound. The keynote speaker is venture capitalist, founder of Fab Lab London and serial entrepreneur, Tony Fish. Our expert panel of business leaders includes Google, Yo Sushi and Ministry of Sound.

In association with : EY

INVITATION ONLY

Jun 02 Tue

London First Parliamentary Reception

Tuesday 02 June 7:00PM - 9:00PM

London First is delighted to invite its members to a post-General Election evening reception. Join us in congratulating new and returning London MPs as the next Parliamentary session begins.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 04 Thu

Business and the Boroughs: Cllr Paget-Brown, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea  

Thursday 04 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Cllr Nicholas Paget-Brown, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, will discuss his priorities to support growth and jobs in Kensington and Chelsea and across London. In particular, Cllr Paget-Brown will discuss the effects of localism for his Borough and how the public and private sectors might work more closely.

 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

Jun 09 Tue

London Mayoral Election 2016 – meet the candidates: David Lammy, Labour

Tuesday 09 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London.

Ahead of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat selection processes, please join us to hear how David Lammy would harness the unique opportunities that London has to offer, and help maintain the capital’s position as the best city in the world to live, work and visit.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 10 Wed

London - Global Talent Hub: International students' contribution to Britain's economic growth Briefing and drinks reception

Wednesday 10 June 6:00PM - 8:00PM

International students are being pulled into the immigration debate because they are included in the net migration target. As a result it can feel like that they are on the receiving end of anti-immigration rhetoric. Yet these students contribute enormously to our economy, cultural fabric and soft power across the globe.  This drinks reception celebrates this contribution and provides a briefing on a forthcoming London First/PWC report that, for the first time, quantifies their net effect on our country and makes suggestions to future Governments about how to maximise their beneficial impact.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

 

 

Jun 16 Tue

London Mayoral Election 2016 – meet the candidates: Christian Wolmar, Labour

Tuesday 16 June 8:15AM - 9:30AM

In 2016, Londoners will take to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London.

Ahead of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat selection processes, please join us to hear how Christian Wolmar would harness the unique opportunities that London has to offer, and help maintain the capital’s position as the best city in the world to live, work and visit.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 18 Thu

Simulation in the City

Thursday 18 June 5:00PM - 7:00PM

As cities become more complex and hence vulnerable to disruption, it is important to be able to simulate routine and abnormal events in a safe environment so that planners and responders alike can decide on the best course of action. Simulation is currently of sufficient sophistication to be able to model explosions, review critical infrastructure designs, explore crowd dynamics, or run real-time exercises and communications. It can also help target harden the build environment. This briefing will look at the capabilities, present and future, of how simulation can help in securely and safely managing urban systems in smart cities.
Speakers:
Dr Mike Griffin, Technical Director, VectorCommand Ltd
David Prior, Founder and CTO, Xuvasi Ltd
Paul Snudden, CEO, Advanced Laser Imaging Ltd

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

Jun 22 Mon

London First dinner with London Conservative MPs

Monday 22 June 7:00PM - 9:30PM

London First is delighted to invite its members to dinner with Conservative MPs  from across London to discuss the key issues affecting growth, investment and jobs in the capital.

 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

Jun 24 Wed

Annual lunch with Nigel Barker, Planning and Conservation Director London, Historic England

Wednesday 24 June 12:45PM - 2:30PM

For a third year running, the annual London First roundtable lunch with Nigel Barker, Planning and Conservation Director London, is kindly hosted by Dr Chris Miele at Montagu Evans. The event is an opportunity for London First members to hear firsthand about the latest developments taking place at the newly formed body called Historic England (formerly English Heritage). Attendees will have a chance to share and discuss how current planning practice relating to heritage matters is operating in London.

 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

Jun 25 Thu

London's Housing Zones: The Second Wave

Thursday 25 June 8:30AM - 12:00PM

London’s housing zones are set to benefit from £400m of public investment to create 20 zones across London, delivering 50,000 new homes and over 100,000 associated jobs over the next ten years.

Join us for the unveiling of the second wave of zones, hear in detail about some of the proposals and participate in a discussion with the key players that are regenerating London.

 

INVITATION ONLY

 

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