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Evening Standard introduces new event series ‘London rising’

Speakers will include politicians, sports stars and CEOs who will all discuss the city’s future. 

Today marks the first day that our cities can gradually start to open up. 

To help bring the city back to life, the Evening Standard has launched a ‘London rising’ event series running from Wednesday 28 April through May and June. 

The sessions will explore how Londoners can begin to rebuild our city and will feature a wide range of leaders including former PM Tony Blair, Facebook’s VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn, London chef Asma Khan and many more. 

Commenting on the launch, editor Emily Sheffield said: “Covid-19 has shattered the economy and challenged our way of life. Every business, organisation and individual in London has been affected and needs to recover, fast. The speed and magnitude of this city’s recovery is key and we are in the unique position to lead this with you. We have a powerful heritage of campaigning on vital issues and a history of challenging, influencing and changing government policy to benefit London, its businesses and people.”

The virtual events will be sector-specific and free to attend, all you need to do is register here. In case you cannot attend the sessions, they will be made available after they have been broadcasted. 


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