The London Conference 2021


Overview Programme Speakers Sponsors Exhibitors

Find out more about our exhibitors and the exciting projects they’re working on…

City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.

We aim to promote and maintain London’s position as the leading financial and professional services centre in the world and strengthen our competitiveness on the global stage

We know London’s competitiveness is hinged on its ability to attract and retain a workforce with a broad range of skills. That is what makes our economy a global success and a hub for innovation.

London’s recovery will play a vital role in the UK’s recovery, helping to keep the engine running.  Not only do we support financial services, we have worked hard to support City business, schools, open spaces and culture.  Our vibrant offer is why the City of London plays a vital role in London being a global city.


At L&Q we believe passionately that people’s health, security and happiness depend on where they live. That’s why we’re more than a registered charitable housing association. We want to provide homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of by delivering safe, high quality homes, services and support for all of our residents.

Residents are our priority, so the quality and sustainability of the places we manage and build, and the on-going involvement in these neighbourhoods is as important to us as it is to them. We’ve been a landlord and developer for 60 years, building homes for sale or rent across the country, so we’re in it for the long term, providing support to residents and their communities if they need us.

We aim to deliver great service and quality to every customer, every time, and we’re always looking for ways to improve ourselves. We’re building relationships based on trust, transparency and fairness and we’re making sure that we’re there when we’re needed – locally responsive and working hard to keep the communities we serve safe and vibrant. This is what drives our people and our culture.

For us, support means helping our customers to realise their potential. Our L&Q Foundation funds education and social programmes that improve people’s chances in life, and L&Q Living provides care and support services to people with a wide range of needs, including older people, people with learning difficulties and mental health needs.
Because our social purpose is at the core of what we do, we reinvest all of the money that we make into our homes and services, and by offering housing to suit different stages of life, we can continue to house those in greatest need.

We are dedicated to quality homes and quality services.

We are L&Q

Port of London Authority – Thames Vision 2050

The tidal Thames is home to the UK’s largest port, busiest inland waterway, a centre for sport and recreation, a magnet for tourists and a haven for wildlife. At the Port of London Authority, we work with stakeholders to help make the most of this unique asset, through the Thames Vision development framework, launched in 2016.

Over the last 18 months, we have been in extensive stakeholder dialogue as we look to update the Vision to reflect the emerging concerns and opportunities arising from the myriad change through the last five years.

Emerging is a new Vision, centred on three themes: Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames, with cross-cutting priorities for action across the transition to a Net Zero economy, building in greater resilience, capitalising on emerging technology and ensuring greater access and inclusion.  We will shortly start consultation on action planning for Thames Vision 2050.

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Trust for London

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation working to tackle poverty and inequality in London. We do this by funding voluntary and charity groups, supporting independent research and providing knowledge and expertise on social issues to policymakers and journalists.

We know that decent, well-paid work is the main route out of poverty. But 20% of hard-working Londoners do not earn a real living wage. For this reason, the Trust is committing to continue its work to make London a Living Wage City, by providing an additional £4.8m of funding to Citizens UK over the next four years.

This funding will fuel vital work to organise communities, engage and accredit employers and put £635m of wages into the pockets of Londoners.

University of London

The University of London is a federation of 17 independent member institutions of outstanding global reputation. We are one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK with over 120,000 students in London, and a further 50,000 studying across 190 countries for a University of London degree. But while we are a global university, we are also a London one. We are proud to be a founding signatory of the London Anchor Institutions Charter on behalf of all of London’s universities and to work closely with the Mayor, London’s boroughs and other anchor institutions in addressing London’s critical challenges.

Recently, the University of London has joined the Mayor of London, London Councils and the Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) in creating the London Research and Policy Partnership (LRaPP), which is aimed at promoting greater joint working between London’s government and the academic research community. LRaPP hosted a series of roundtables to explore how London could contribute to the levelling-up agenda and what levelling-up should mean for London.

There is growing interest among policymakers and researchers in the potential of the city as a real-life laboratory and experimenting with innovative approaches to urban issues. The LRaPP puts the capital in a position to lead the way.

Visit our website to learn more about LRaPP

London Youth

London Youth is a membership network of 600+ community youth organisations across London. We are a charity on a mission to improve the lives of young Londoners.

We deliver a broad range of services to our members, including funded opportunities, Quality Mark accreditation, resources and relationships, training, specialist networks, and a policy and research voice. We deliver our own sports, arts, employability, and youth leadership programmes. Last year, we worked with 27,000 young people on our programmes and through our residential centres, Hindleap Warren and Woodrow High House.

See a video showing a snapshot of our Good for Girls programme supporting 900 young women across the capital to access relevant, holistic early intervention mental health support in trusted community spaces.

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