As the London Mayoralty turns 18 years old and ‘comes of age’, Mayor Sadiq Khan looks back at the challenges it was set up to address, what has been achieved, and what its role should be in future. This keynote speech will be followed by audience Q&A.
London ideas: quickfire presentations on surprising new solutions for the capital
After checking in with successful ideas pitched at past London Conferences, these brief visual presentations (15 slides of 20 seconds each) will offer new ideas for London. The audience will vote for the winning concept.
Good work, good pay: A better future for working Londoners
London’s employment rate is high, but in-work poverty is up, and the world of work feels less secure than ever. What can be done to improve work and reward for low and middle earning Londoners?
Social mobility and education in the automation age
As we shift towards a more automated economy, should there be a fundamental rethink of the way we educate Londoners, from early years to college and beyond? How can we make sure that all Londoners, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have the skills and the resources they need to thrive in a new world of work?
Personal reflection: What London's youth crime looks like from the A&E
Violent crime incidents, in particular knife crime, have been increasing across the capital. Drawing on her experience as an A & E doctor at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, Rosena Allin-Khan MP will give her personal reflection on the rising levels of youth crime in London.
Family business: improving the offer for London’s working parents
London’s high cost of childcare, lack of flexible working practices, and low take up of shared parental leave all add up to some of the worst maternal employment and child poverty rates in the country. How can businesses and government improve their offer to working parents?
The new London Plan looks to outer London to accommodate much of the capital’s growth. In the rush for numbers, the urban vitality that draw people and businesses could be lost. How can we create lively, inclusive and successful places in outer London?
Sadie Morgan, a member of the National Infrastructure Commission, sits down with Sir Peter Bazalgette to hear the story of his great grandfather Joseph Bazalgette, a 19th-century civil engineer whose work transformed the lives of thousands of Londoners. Sir Peter will also talk about opening up London’s cultural industries to young people from all backgrounds.