Garage Hive calling for speakers at The Blend 2023

The fast-growing annual conference and networking event will be back in Birmingham on Saturday 7th October 2023 at the modern and luxurious Eastside Rooms venue.

Last September’s event was limited to 230 people, comprised of leading independent garages, invited suppliers and industry press. The expectation this time around is to host around 300 guests in total.

“The aim for 2023 is to keep evolving and improving The Blend,” said Ray Dilsons, Managing Director of Garage Hive. “We will keep the format similar as the feedback from last year was excellent but we’re keen to involve new speakers to keep things fresh.”

The Blend concept combines a stimulating conference – offering delegates their pick from three speakers per session – alongside trade supplier stands with an evening dinner, awards and entertainment to follow.

“We’re inviting anyone interested in speaking at The Blend 2023 to please contact us via the web form,” said Ray. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to engage with owners and managers from some of the best garages in the UK.

“It’s a simple application; we just need to know the topic theme as well as a little bit of background on the speaker too!”

The Blend started in 2019 as a customer conference but has since been transformed into a wider industry event, making it an ideal platform for brands. Further developments for 2023 are expected to be announced in due course, including an extended garage awards section.

Anyone interested in speaking at The Blend can apply to be considered at For more information about the event and the latest updates please visit

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