Following the latest announcements from the Government regarding Coronavirus please see a video update from our Founder, Courtney Rogers. Also including in text form below.
In light of recent events, please find an update regarding the Christmas in July Festival 2020. With current insights, there are two factors that may impact the show:
1. Manufacturing delays in China affecting retail production
2. Restrictions of large gatherings
In London, we’re postponing the show to September and will be announcing dates and further details shortly. With just a handful of long lead media print publications, moving the show to the autumn has already been on the agenda for coming years, to align with the digital shift in the media. We will be sending information regarding outreach to long lead media shortly.
In New York, due to the number of customers having to fly both domestically and internationally, we’ve decided to postpone the New York show to 2021.
We are otherwise operating business as usual, including our Power Pitching series and GiftGuidePortal.com. We remain committed to supporting the retail industry to thrive and encourage you to plan ahead for Q4.
In the worst case that the event is cancelled altogether this year, all existing customers will be honoured with a showcase at the Christmas in July Festival 2021.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to our customers, our suppliers and venue, the Business Design Centre for their support.
We will be in touch regularly and please do not hesitate to contact me or the team if you have any questions.
Wishing you, your families and colleagues health and my best wishes.
Christmas in July Ltd
Christmas in July Team