WrapFest 2023—An opportunity to connect with vehicle wrap masters

As a brand new vinyl installation and vehicle wrapping event from FESPA, inaugural WrapFest 2023 is designed to include more than 60 live wrapping demonstrations from internationally acclaimed brands, alongside a star-studded line-up confirmed for its Wrap Talks programme.


WrapFest 2023 will take place on April 26 & 27 at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK. HEXIS, 3M, ADAPT (with Profilm), Avery Dennison, APA, Grafityp, Spandex, William Smith, Innotech, Surfex (with FlexiShield and Teckwrap), HP and Metamark, will deliver exclusive wrapping demonstrations to attendees from their own pit garages in Silverstone. Audiences will be given the chance to watch the world’s most advanced wrapping professionals execute their skills, pick up new techniques and learn about the latest materials that are driving the industry.

Interactive Wrap Talks

Taking place across both days of the event, Wrap Talks will adopt an interactive format, ranging from energised fireside chats, to influencer interviews and discussions around the business and science of wrapping. The event’s free-to-attend, interactive, and intimate speaker programme—will feature high-profile figures, including celebrity wrapper Yianni Charalambous (Yiannimize) and influencer and wrapping enthusiast Archie Hamilton; UK-based wrap entrepreneurs Corey England (Wrap Capital) and Joshua Stedford (Livery Magic); and Wrap Institute trainers Justin Pate.

Meanwhile, in a talk titled ‘Caesar Salad Logic: Can I Take Your Order? Deceptively simple selling tips for sign shops and installers’, Justin Pate, founder of The Wrap Institute, will provide invaluable tips for wrapping entrepreneurs on how to optimise the sales strategy, while keeping customers happy. In a second session titled: ‘Going within: why interior wraps are the future’, he will talk about the key focal points for success: material, install and sales considerations. Professional racing driver and YouTube sensation Archie Hamilton will lead a special panel discussion exploring market trends and innovative projects.

Live Wrapping Demos

Among the experts to deliver live demonstrations from Silverstone’s iconic pit garages are: Pole Position Sponsor HEXIS, whose HEX’Pert training team will deliver live car wrapping and PPF demonstrations involving its market-leading products HEXIS SKINTAC WRAP and BODYFENCE PPF. And 3M, which will discuss and demonstrate the nuances of how to wrap 3M Paint Protection Film and 3M Print Wrap Film IJ280, as well as talking through the preparation and application of colour change 3M.

APA will deliver a wrapping demo using its brand-new limited edition colour at WrapFest, the latest of 20 wrap colours from its UltraJet Line, developed over the last year, and facilitated by its market-leading ‘Ultra-Jet System’ technology. Metamark, represented by Paige Walton, will demonstrate a wrap using the company’s innovative range of products, including MetaCast MCX – a new product offering wrap professionals the ultimate performance for full vehicle wraps, with 12 years durability. For more info about attending the event, visit: https://www.wrap-fest.com/

Products that will be showcased at WrapFest 2023

  • Vehicle Wrapping Films
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Window Film/Tinting
  • Accessories & Tools
  • Laminating Machinery
  • Inks
  • Wrap Training & Certification
  • Design Software
  • Storage Solutions
  • Paint Protection Films
  • Vehicle Templates
  • Interior & Graphic Films
  • Cleaning Products
  • Laminates
  • Digital Printing Machinery
  • Printable Films
  • Vinyl Cutting & Finishing
  • Ramps & Lifts
  • Garage Design & Interiors
  • Heat Guns