West London Futures Summit

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The second edition of the West London Futures summit takes place on Thursday 7 June 2018 and will focus on building consensus on private sector investment in three key determinants of future growth in West London:

  • Intelligent Mobility - ensuring that West London is in the vanguard of deploying smart methods of utilising 'Mobility as a Service';
  • Talent – strenghtening education-business partnership, and scaling up Apprenticeships, to ensure young people are readier for work; and
  • Housing – focusing on how the private sector is addressing the housing crisis impacting many of their staff

The summit starts at 8am and will feature two keynotes, as well as two panels of experts and professionals. Alongside this punchy format will be opportunities to network and ensure your company’s input to how we achieve greater collaboration on these key issues is heard.  We will wrap-up by 11am.

We are expecting 100 senior professionals drawn from the top 500 companies in West London to attend. 


  • 8:00 AM: Registration and coffee
  • 8:30 AM: Welcome by Andrew Dakers, CEO, West London Business
  • 8.35 AM: Opening keynote: Will Butler-Adams OBE, CEO, Brompton Bicycles
    followed by Q & A
  • 9:00 AM: Panel discussion on education and skills - speakers include:
    • Professor Andrew George (Chair), Brunel University
    • Kathryn Baddeley, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco Systems Ltd
    • Richard Goodwin, Managing Director, The JGA Group
    • Ruby Mir, Director, Spark!
    • David Warnes, Managing Director, West London College
  • 9:40 AM: Break
  • 10:00 AM: Panel discussion on housing - speakers include:
    • Joyce Macfarlane (Chair), WLB Board Member
    • James Ferguson, Partner, Deloitte
    • Justin Rix, Partner, Grant Thornton
    • Other panellists to be confirmed
  • 10:35 AM: Keynote (closing remarks) followed by Q & A
  • 10:55 AM: Closing remarks by Chris Maw, Chair, West London Business (Partner at PwC, Uxbridge)
  • 11:00 AM: Close – with opportunity for opportunity for delegates to continue networking over coffee if desired

9-10.35AM – Parallel meeting of West London Intelligent Mobility work group. 

  • Participants include: Brunel University London, Chariot, Conigital, Heathrow, Tower Transit and National Grid.


  • Non-member Rate: £99+VAT
  • Member Rate: £79+VAT

Venue: The Studio, WestWorks Building, White City Place (201 Wood Ln, London W12 7TS).

For more information about this event, of if you would like to attend this event, please contact Clarence by email at clarence@westlondon.com or call 020 8607 2500.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to key stakeholders attending West London Futures.  However, if you are able to make a suggested of donation £99 (non-member) or £79+VAT (WLB, CIPD, FSB, ICRS and Local Chambers members), as a non-profit organisation operating on tight margins, we would appreciate the contribution towards the costs of convening the summit.




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