Here are WFCT’s Wednesday, September 20, SessionsJune 14th, 2023 by Chris Collier
Wednesday, September 20, is the first day of the show and the first full day of education. The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) will be held from September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The lineup is packed with industry experts across window film, marketing and vehicle wrapping. Full registration is required to attend the educational tracks. Get your full registration today.
Here’s What to Look Forward to:
8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the Ins and Outs of Vehicle Wrapping: From Sales to Installation
Join wraps trainer extraordinaire Jeremiah Bienko for two sessions teaching you how to wrap. In the morning he will be instructing on the business of vehicle wraps, giving attendees an idea on how to add this to their business. Everything from sales to vehicle prepping will be covered. During show hours, Bienko will provide attendees with hands-on training and installation tips in the designated demo area. (This session will move onto the exhibition floor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
Jeremiah Bienko has been in the film industry for more than 15 years. He currently owns and operates SickWrap in Tampa. He is an advanced certified installer with Avery Dennison.
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Market Update, Including Window Film, PPF, and More
Start the day with a presentation on the state of the window film, PPF and ceramic coatings market in the U.S., including insights on various segments and growth areas.
Nick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media & Research (KMR), a leading information provider to the window film and PPF industry, has studied the market for much of the past decade and regularly works with industry businesses, conducting custom research projects for clients.
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Ask Your Suppliers Anything
This is your chance to ask film suppliers about the present and future state of the market. What are the latest industry trends? What is the status of the supply chain and the economy? This will be the time to ask experts David Kratz, chief operating officer, Hüper Optik and Autobahn Window Films; Abby Monnot, general manager, Graphics Solutions North America, Avery Dennison; Fred Zwilling, business development manager, Global Hi-Tech Films; William Davidson, sales and distribution manager, Johnson Window Films; Allison Parker, sales specialist, Maxpro Window Films; and Erin Bernhardt, vice president and general manager of Eastman Performance Films.
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Shaun White to Keynote WFCT 2023, Sponsored by Autobahn
Legendary Shaun White will be the keynote speaker at WFCT 2023. White is a five-time Olympian (three of them gold), X-games superstar and investor/entrepreneur. He owns Art + Style Festival of Music and Snowboarding and is the founder of active lifestyle brand Whitespace.
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
The Importance of Training Both New and Seasoned Installers
You train your newbies, but have you thought about training your seasoned installers as well? Jody Knight, director of business development at KDX Films, will share why you’re never too advanced to learn a thing or two.
These are the general sessions for Wednesday, September 20. Breakout sessions will also be available. For the full educational program and attendee brochure, click here.