The action-packed one day annual conference and networking event will return to Birmingham’s prestigious Eastside Rooms on Saturday 7th October 2023.
‘Early bird’ ticket orders placed before the end of March will be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad, the perfect device for garage needs.
The 2022 event was limited to 230 people, comprising leading independent garages, invited suppliers and industry press. The expectation this time around is to host over 300 guests.
“The comments from The Blend in 2022 were incredibly positive,” said Ray Dilsons, Managing Director of Garage Hive. “We want to evolve and improve the event without losing the elements that people value.”
The Blend promises any forward-thinking independent garage owners unique networking opportunities and insightful discussion within state-of-the-art surroundings.
The enhanced format this time around will include a larger ‘trade expo’ area of sponsor supplier stands and an extended range of garage awards.
The Blend is not just for the customer community of Garage Hive according to Ray: “We welcome all garage owners, the intention this year is to have even wider discussions on industry topics and business improvement.”
It’s expected that Garage Industry Trends, which launched at last year’s event, will be prominently featured. The platform was recently extended to integrate 200 million lines of MOT data that can be analysed with a powerful reporting suite by anyone visiting the site.
The Blend offers delegates flexibility to pick from a choice of three different speakers in sessions held throughout the day, so they can build their own experience around particular topics of interest.
Alongside the conference sessions, a supplier exhibition area will feature market-leading brands with an evening meal to follow.
Attendees wishing to stay overnight can do so at Aloft Birmingham Eastside which is connected to the venue. You can read more and request tickets at www.theblend.events.