The Blend 2024 calls for conference speakers


The Blend is once again extending an invitation for industry insiders to share their insights and expertise by speaking at this year’s hotly anticipated independent garage annual conference and networking event.


The Blend 2024 takes place at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on Saturday, 28th September. Building on the success of last year’s conference, The Blend is eager to inject fresh perspectives by introducing new speakers.


“We’re on the lookout for voices with genuine, relatable stories that will resonate with our dynamic community,” said Ray Dilsons, Managing Director of Garage Hive, the award-winning garage management software behind the event. “You don’t need to be a seasoned speaker either. Whether you’re an industry veteran or a rising star, if you have a compelling story, valuable insights, or unique perspectives, we want to hear from you.”


The action-packed day 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.


The now prominent garage business event started in 2019 as a Garage Hive customer conference. It has since developed into a wider must-attend conference for all independent garages in the UK and Ireland.


“We’re inviting anyone interested in speaking at The Blend 2024 to please contact us via our web form,” said Ray. “It’s a simple application; we just need to know the topic theme as well as some background about the speaker.”


More than 300 delegates, comprising of independent garages, invited suppliers and industry press, are expected to attend The Blend 2024. Further announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks and months.


The application deadline for those interested in speaking at The Blend 2024 is 1st May. Applications can be made online here: For more information about the event and the latest updates please visit:


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