Master Locksmiths Association looks ahead to MLA Expo 2013

Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA

The UK’s largest trade exhibition for the locksmithing and security industry is less than two weeks away – and it’s set to be the biggest yet.

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).

Four major sponsors and 75 exhibitors have already signed up to the  biennial event, which sees locksmiths and suppliers from across the globe meet to exhibit products and services, discuss industry trends and take part in training courses.

Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA.

Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA.

Dr Steffan George, development director for the MLA, said: “There’s less than a fortnight to go to the event and we’re really looking forward to it.

MLA Expo, which is taking place for the 17th time, has become one of the most anticipated events in the security industry calendar.

“It provides a fantastic opportunity for locksmith and security companies and professionals from around the world to come together and take the opportunity to showcase their products and services, network, share knowledge and make new contacts, so make sure you don’t miss out!”

This month, MLA Expo – 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.

Visitors will also be invited to a party night on Saturday 14th September, offering them 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 are official sponsors of the event, and will be occupying significant floor space to showcase their very latest security products.

Visitors to 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 and parking is free for this specialist event aimed at 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. Visit

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