WHERE / B1 Victoria House
WHEN / 12th & 13th July
T / +44 (0)207 952 5060
SOCIAL / @xmasjulyfest

Why a CIJ Festival?


The world and the way we do business is changing...
Time and ease of information is fast becoming our most valuable commodity.


  • The Christmas in July Festival will bring brands of all sizes standing together as a united retail commuity inviting all press, media and influencers to attend a dedicated retail event at Victoria House, B1 in Bloomsbury.
  • Brands typically secure 200 - 300 press to their CIJ event whilst the festival will open up access to over 1,000 targeted press, bloggers and influencers.
  • The online portal will create ease for brands, PR agencies, press and influencers in the lead up to Christmas.
  • The festival wills upport sales and economic growth in the UK.
  • A dedicated retail event in the heart of London at B1 Victoria in Bloomsbury, Holborn.

Simple for Journalists

Kiss goodbye to traipsing around from venue to venue, carting goody bads and deciphering which event to attend. CIJ Festival is one destination for the ultimate Christmas gift showcase, plus an online portal to access for all media packs and product imagery to create your gift guides.



Simple for Retail Brands

A festival dedicated to your most profitable time of year, huge benefit from increased exposure and access to content.



Simple for PR Agencies

Reduce time on venue and organisation, focus on the products and messaging and time with journalists, reaching a much wider target audience.

Courtney Rogers
Courtney Rogers
FOUNDING PARTNER,
CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Courtney has worked in the events industry for over a decade and is the Founder and Managing Director of Diamond Creative Events, with expertise spanning Experiential Marketing, Brand Activations, Immersive Events, Corporate and Themed Events. Diamond Creative believe in making all events exceptional, providing beautifully crafted, eye-catching experiences which create a connection and leave a lasting legacy. With a team based on Oxford Street, Diamond Creative delivers solutions for the world’s biggest brands including Ray-Ban, Swarovski and Parrot.

With extensive experience supporting both the retail sector and PR agencies, Courtney identified the need for disruption in the traditional Christmas in July gift guide launches to meet the needs in the rapidly evolving world of media and retail.

Simon Berger
Simon Berger
FOUNDING PARTNER,
CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Simon has been working in the events and exhibitions industry for over 30 years, launching multiple event portfolios in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Simon is a serial investor in creative people and technologies over the past 10 years. He continues to both mentor and invest in innovative and disruptive entrepreneurs and lends his support to multiple charitable organisations.

Simon is also a Founding Partner of Millennial 20/20 and owner of IM2 Events, renowned exhibition and conference organisers specialising in creative events for the business to business sector. Simon’s ultimate goal is to ensure that ‘entrepreneurialism’ is made a compulsory part of the global education curriculum to ensure that innovation and disruption sustainably evolves long into the future.

Rupa Ganatra
Rupa Ganatra
FOUNDING PARTNER,
CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Rupa is the Founding Partner of Millennial 20/20 the world's first business summit series looking at the future of nextgen commerce in Singapore, New York and London. The Summits focus at a unique time in industry, where large and small businesses are dealing with a more complex and ever-evolving consumer that requires them to think of innovation, disruption and technology as key components of their future.

Rupa has also invested in several start-up businesses including Righteous Salad and Escape the City and won several awards including Management Today and the Sunday Times 35 under 35 Women in the UK and Top 100 in UK Tech, as well as being the Founding Board Member of the UK Guild of Entrepreneurs, the chair of the HH Women Entrepreneurs and Board Director at the Ashraya Initiative for Children charity since 2008.