London Policy Conference: Thinking for the Capital
End date: 13 Dec 2011
Ahead of a seminal year for the capital, IPPR and Centre for London launched the first annual London Policy Conference. The conference considered the major policy challenges facing the city and asked how London can maintain its global preeminence.
- Follow live updates: #lonconf on Twitter
- See a gallery of events and speakers on our Facebook page
- Download the keynote speech (PDF) of Boris Johnson, London mayor
- Download the keynote speech (PDF) of Ken Livingstone, former London mayor and 2012 mayoral candidate
12–13 December 2011
Southbank Centre, London
London will be in the spotlight in 2012. The mayoral campaign will have national as well as local significance and will determine the political future of the capital. The city will also receive unprecedented national and international recognition as the host city of the Olympics.
The London Policy Conference is set to become an annual event – a 'Davos for London' – bringing together all the significant players with an interest in London, from community organisers to global companies.
This year's conference explored a range of policy issues under three key themes:
- London as a world-class global city, with a strong, competitive economy
- London’s diversity, sustainability and inclusivity for all its citizens
- The future of London as a smarter, cleaner, greener city.
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London – download the mayor's speech (PDF)
- Ken Livingstone,Former Mayor & Labour Candidate for Mayor of London, 2012 – download speech (PDF)
- Bernard Hogan-Howe, Met Police Commissioner
- Bill Bratton, Former New York and Boston Police Commissioner and Chief of the LAPD
- Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP Group
- Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion
- Greg Dyke, Journalist, Broadcaster & Former Director-General of the BBC
- Lord Adonis, Member of House of Lords & Director, Institute for Government
- Bruce Katz, Vice President & Director of Metropolitan Cities Program, Brookings Institute
- Bridget Rosewell, Chairman, Volterra Consulting
- Greg Clark, Thought Leader & Analyst, the Business of Cities
- Doug Richards, Entrepreneur, Ex-Dragon & Founder, School for Startups
- Jon Snow, Presenter, Channel 4 News (chair)
- James Purnell, Former MP and Cabinet Minister & Chair, IPPR (chair)
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Author(s) : Matt Cavanagh - 08 Dec 2011
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