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XDC23: A Look Back on the Highlights and Winners at XPEL Dealer Conference 2023

We’re still riding the wave of positive energy and triumph over another successful XPEL Dealer Conference (XDC). This year, XPEL took over the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the scenic San Antonio, TX, downtown district for two days to host an international gathering of attendees to watch, learn, compete, and enjoy.

The hotel lobby greeted guests with a seven-figure McLaren supercar dressed in XPEL black and yellow and protected in PPF and ceramic coating behind the security of a velvet rope. This year, XPEL pulled out all the stops launching a new pop-up store with all new merchandise. In addition to hosting another round of PPF, automotive window tint, and architectural glass competition, competitors from around the world journeyed to compete for cash prizes, including breakout sessions offering lectures in various pro-business tactics spanning from social media to marketing and product installation.

Our CEO, Ryan Pape, welcomed attendees and guests on Friday morning at the start of XDC 2023. The morning presentation ended with the debut of the XPEL pop-up store displaying IndyCar driver Scott McLaughlin’s number 3 Indy 500 race car. On Saturday, McLaughlin made a guest appearance at XDC 2023 and stayed to meet fans and sign autographs. In addition, the day featured a full day of breakout sessions and competition heats throughout the second and fourth floors of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Jesse Itzler closed the first day of XDC 2023 on a high note before a night of dining at the Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. The second day saw more breakdown sessions and the final rounds of the PPF, Window Tint, and Architectural Glass competitions.

XPEL Dealer Awards 2023

The XPEL Dealer Awards at XDC 2023 were announced at the end of the second day on April 22. These awards pay special recognition to U.S. and Canadian dealers for performance and growth during 2022.

Below are the winners of our XPEL Dealer Awards announced at XPEL Dealer Conference 2023:

U.S. Dealer of the Year – Automotive Elegance, Andover, MA

U.S. Paint Protection Film DOY – One of One, San Diego, CA

U.S. Automotive Window Film DOY – Dynamic Tint & Paint Protection, Williamstown, NJ

U.S. Ceramic Coating Dealer DOY – AP3, Atlanta, GA

U.S. Architectural Film DOY – Ace Glass Tinting, Honolulu, HI

Canadian Dealer of the Year – Proshield/Tech Teint, Mississauga, ON

XPEL Competition Award Winners

We want to thank everyone who competed at this year’s PPF, Window Tint, and Architectural Glass competitions. At the award ceremony, the winners were presented with their prize by none other than wrestling superstar Bill Goldberg.

Below are the winners of our XPEL Competition Award Winners:

Paint Protection Film
  1. 1ST – Nikodem Blek, Premier Armor
  2. 2ND – Quinton Uys, Custom Protection Products
  3. 3RD – Igor Gomayunov, Refine Automotive Salon

Automotive Window Tint
  1. 1ST – Alex Rosales, Gulf Coast Auto Shield
  2. 2ND – Ronald McCullough, Midnight Tinting
  3. 3RD– Caleb Silkett, Midwest Tinting

Architectural Film
  1. 1ST – Christian Alvarez, Disciple Window Tint
  2. 2ND – Chuck Cochran, Eastcoast Motorsports
  3. 3RD – Michael Discher, Performance Tint

See You All in XDC 2024!

We want to thank our XPEL team for hosting another successful XDC. And to our international attendees and guests who journeyed to be here. We’ve already started making plans for next year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!