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Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The Future Shape of London, Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff & Deputy Mayor for Policy & Planning, GLA

6 April 2016, London

As Chief of Staff to the Mayor of London since 2011, and Deputy Mayor for Policy & Planning, Sir Edward Lister has been at the centre of planning for London’s growth and highlighting infrastructure requirements for a successful city. Edward has been closely involved with London’s promotion overseas, major regeneration projects (Crossrail, Nine Elms), supporting emerging business sectors (Tech, Science) and delivering high-profile events (2012 Games, Rugby World Cup).


On behalf of the Mayor, Edward spearheads London’s engagement with Japan – the fourth highest investor here and an important community in the capital. Building on years of expanding bilateral business relations, Edward focuses on increasing trade in tech, life sciences, hosting major sports events, and infrastructure projects.


A month ahead of the London mayoral election, which will decide who follows Boris Johnson in this important role, Edward will give his observations on how Japan and London can continue to learn from each other and do business.


Sir Edward Lister was appointed Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning by the Mayor of London in May 2011. In this role he has co-ordinated implementation of the Mayor’s priorities, strategy and policy work, and activities by the Mayoral Team. He advises the Mayor on strategic planning applications and has oversight of the London Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy. He delivers the Mayor’s jobs and growth agenda in this area.


Sir Edward served as leader of Wandsworth Council from 1992 to 2011. He is a Director and Chairman of London & Partners, the London inward investment, tourism and trade agency. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation.


Following a two-course lunch, Sir Edward will speak for about 20 minutes, after which there will be time for questions until 2.00pm.


To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email or submit the online booking form.


Co-organised by: JCCI


£50 per head: members of the Japan Society, the JCCI and their guests

Deadline for booking: Friday 1 April

6 April 2016, 12.00 for 12.30pm

The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE (nearest tube: Embankment Station)

Tel:020 3075 1996

The Japan Society and JCCI