Saturday, 17 August 2013


Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA
The UK’s largest trade exhibition for the locksmithing and security industry is set to be the biggest yet, with four major sponsors and more than 70 exhibitors already signed up. 

Taking place between 13-15 September 2013 at the International Centre in Telford, MLA Expo is organised by the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

The biennial event sees locksmiths and suppliers from across the globe meet to exhibit products and services, discuss industry trends and take part in training courses. 

This year, the event - which has been running for more than 30 years - will be offering a series of training courses covering topics such as CCTV, Safe Lock Picking and Lock Related Standards, among many others. Delegates will also be invited to a party night on Saturday 14th September, offering visitors the chance to network with industry peers and enjoy an evening of entertainment after a busy day at the exhibition.  

Over 1500 people from all over the globe are expected to attend the three day event, with exhibitors and visitors typically ranging from tool suppliers to practicing locksmiths, specialists such as heritage and auto locksmiths, manufacturers and suppliers along with associated companies. Previous exhibitions have seen visitors come from as far afield as Australia, China, continental Europe and the USA.

Global businesses Abloy, Mul-T-Lock and Yale, together with ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions have been announced as official sponsors of the event, and have booked significant floor space to showcase their very latest security products. 

Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA said:
“This is the 17th time that the MLA has hosted the Expo. We are thrilled to see it grow year-on-year, as locksmith and security companies from around the world come together and take the opportunity to showcase their products and services, network, share knowledge and make new contacts. 

“We’re really looking forward to the event, which has become one of the most anticipated events in the locksmithing calendar.”

Delegates at the MLA Expo 2013 will also be able to enter a prize draw, with the top prize being a holiday in Las Vegas.

For more information about how to exhibit at MLA Expo, call 01327 262 255 or email

Entry to the exhibition is free for those involved in the security industry - more information is available on the MLA Expo 2013 website including full details on the training schedule and booking forms

About the MLA

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) was established over 50 years ago to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing.  The MLA is recognised as the authoritative body for locksmithing by the police, home office and other leading organisations such as the British Standards Institute.

As a not for profit association, the MLA ensure its member companies undergo strict vetting procedures so the public, government and industry receive the appropriate service and advice. MLA members share the ethos that ‘skill and integrity’ remain paramount in locksmithing and are able to provide sound advice based on knowledge and experience.
A list of approved MLA companies are listed on the MLA website, for further information please visit:


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