Highlighting WFCT 2023’s Host CityFebruary 15th, 2023 by Chris Collier
Why Virginia Beach? This year’s International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) is coming in less than eight short months. As always, show planners put effort into selecting the best city for the industry’s premier worldwide event.
Scale and Growth
For starters, the Virginia Beach metro is among the largest in the nation’s metros, coming in at 37th on the list, but is on the upswing as the 20th largest metro area gaining population in the country. With people flocking to the region and plenty of sun, the Virginia Beach/Norfolk metro represents a prime opportunity not only for enterprise and more tint to be installed but lacks nothing in terms of attractions, including Virginia’s largest and most award-winning beaches.
Home to Virginia’s largest beachfront, Virginia Beach is a prime event destination. On top of its shoreline, the area is home to a water park (https://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com/), aquarium (https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/), and a short drive from Busch Gardens (https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/) and some of the nation’s most important historical experiences. Breweries and nightlife are a big part of the experience, too.
It’s been a long time since the show has been in the mid-Atlantic, and with growth and proximity at top-of-mind, this resort city was a perfect fit.
The area is within a one-day drive from some of the nation’s busiest metros, including: New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, Richmond, Va., and of course, Virginia Beach. For those outside of driving range or who prefer to fly, the Norfolk Airport is an excellent transit option with direct flights from the nation’s premier airline hubs and even acting as a hub of its own for recently-launched Breeze Airways—an affordable-yet-comfortable airline that offers attendees direct flights from 13 accessible airports.
With all the benefits of a centrally located show in a premier destination, it’s never been a better time to plan your trip to WFCT. Visit www.wfctevent.com to sign up for updates and register.
Registration will open soon—keep an eye out to secure the best discounts!