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MLA Expo – Europe’s Largest Locksmith & Security Exhibition Trade Show

MLA Expo Returns in 2019!


MLA Expo is Europe's largest locksmith exhibition taking place in Telford, UK

MLA Expo 2019, Europe's largest exhibition trade show for the locksmithing and security industry takes place at The International Centre, Telford, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH on

  • Friday the 4th of October 2019
  • Saturday the 5th of October 2019
  • Sunday the 6th of October 2019

Opening times TBC

MLA Expo 2019, sponsored by DOM UK, will see the return of the area dedicated to auto locksmiths called 'The Garage'. This is being run in collaboration with the Auto Locksmiths Association (ALA) and will feature exhibitors offering products and services specific to the auto locksmith. As well as this there will be a dedicated in-hall auto locksmith seminar area and on vehicle training area.

With 19 exhibitions already under our belt, MLA Expo has cemented it’s position as the in Europe. With record numbers of companies having attended MLA Expo 2017 and having had to expand into two exhibition halls to cater for demand, it’s looking like 2019 will be even bigger than 2017, itself a record breaking event.

Having started from humble beginnings, being run for many years in hotels, it has grown significantly, and is now the largest Locksmith and Security event of its kind in Europe, requiring a purpose built exhibition venue of 6000+ square meters to house the significant number of exhibitors and visitors who attend the event.



Why attend Expo 2019?

Simple, great info on new products, a chance to get your hands on the latest locksmith tools and security products, great show deals and the usual Excellent Locksmith Training, all at the premier locksmiths exhibition. Below is an indication of what will be on offer:-


Example of the Training Programme of 60 Courses run at MLA Expo 17


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MLA Expo 17 saw a training programme featuring 60 locksmith related courses  offered in the areas of General Locksmithing (to include non-destructive entry, Lock ID, UPVC related training, High security cylinders, abrasive wheel certification, tool sharpening an overview of the BLI exam, auto gates), as well as Safes. On top of these there will be a variety of business related seminars (including Social Media) that will also be run.

As well as the auto specific training courses there were various demonstrations and seminars being run by exhibitors in the Garage Seminar Area in Hall 1.

To secure your place on any of the courses you will need to book in advance. If there are any spaces still available then they may be sold on the day at the MLA stand however this is not guaranteed so if you definitely want to attend a specific course we strongly recommend you book. More details will be made available nearer to the event

Gala Dinner

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The MLA are expecting to re-run the popular MLA Expo Gala Dinner on the Saturday night of MLA Expo.

The evening will most likely consist of:

    • Pre-dinner drinks
    • 3 course meal
    • Presentations and awards etc.
      - Nigel Rose Bowl
      - Chubb Award
      - Expo Stands
    • Entertainment
    • Raffle (with all proceeds going to charity)


Want to exhibit at MLA Expo 2019?

Should you be interested in exhibiting at MLA Expo 2019 please see our Interested in Exhibiting page.

To see who exhibited at Expo 2017 please see the 2017 Exhibitors Page


Join Exclusive MLA Facebook Group

We have also set up a group for MLA Expo attendees to chat with other attendees before, during and after the exhibition:

Click here to join MLA Expo Facebook Group

Past Exhibitions

MLA Expo has been running for well over 20 years. To see details of some of our past exhibitions:


Visitor Entry is FREE to the Exhibition. We recommend registering to avoid the morning queues entering the exhibition.
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MLA Expo 2019 - Locksmith and Security event of the year