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MLA Expo Back in 2021 – UK’s Largest Locksmith Event Returns

Locksmith Exhibition Event Returns - MLA Expo

Europe’s largest locksmith event is returning – MLA Expo 21 will be back and bigger than ever!

Following on from the successful 2019 Expo, the Master Locksmiths Association are proud to be sharing further information about the Expo’s return in 2021.

The MLA recently announced Abus as the main sponsor for the Expo 2021.

This marked the start of a new and close partnership between the two organisations that will culminate in the locksmith industry’s biggest and best show returning to The International Centre, Telford on the 22nd October – 24th October 2021.

Locksmith Trade Show Event - MLA Expo

Speaking about Abus and Locksmiths, Peter Romanov, Managing Director at ABUS UK said –

“Locksmiths are simply at the very heart of the ABUS business. As well as being key customers for us, they connect us directly to the people who use our products – homeowners and businesses that want to keep their homes, businesses, and property secure and their families safe.

They offer help and advice and support in ways that other trades can’t and won’t.

“We see this new relationship with the MLA as a way to show support for the locksmith trade and provide certainty and support to locksmiths in uncertain times.”
– Peter Romanov (ABUS-UK)

It is proof of our commitment to the trade and the mutual values that we share.”

Paul Spencer, Marketing Director of Abus UK also shared his thoughts on what is set to be a great event –

“We, at ABUS in the UK, are incredibly excited to be involved as the main sponsor for the MLA Expo 2021.

It’s a great opportunity for us to support the MLA at a fantastic event as well as outlining our drive to work closely with locksmith partners in providing and developing exciting and innovative security solutions for the future.

“We have a wide range of exciting new products and innovations that we are looking forward to showcasing at the MLA Expo 2021.”
– Paul Spencer (ABUS-UK)

As well as new, registered, and patented key systems and a wide range of high security padlocks, we will also be presenting new developments in our Smart Home product range, CCTV, Safety and Mobile Security solutions.”

Steffan George Managing Director of the Master Locksmiths Association had this to say about the new sponsorship –

“We are delighted that ABUS have agreed to sponsor MLA Expo 21, especially so early on in the process.

“This shows not only how keen ABUS are to be involved in the biggest locksmiths show in Europe but also how they want to support the locksmith industry, especially in the current climate.”
– Steffan George (Master Locksmiths Association)

We look forward to working with Peter Romanov, UK Managing Director and his team on what promises to be the biggest and best Expo yet. “


With the ongoing growth and successes of the Expo the MLA are excited to be providing training & seminars across the three days with refreshed and new courses available for attendees.

More information and course details will be shared in early 2021.


The Expo will also see the return of the Gala dinner taking place on the Saturday night, as always you can expect an entertaining night with fantastic food and our charity raffle which has raised over £5000 across our previous two gala’s offering attendees the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

MLA Expo Gala Dinner

The gala dinner is always a sell-out night so be sure to keep an eye out for booking information!


The Auto locksmith side of things returns with The Garage – housing a range of seminars and on vehicle training for those looking to getting into the auto locksmith training side of the industry.

The forthcoming months will see the MLA sharing further information on announcement of exhibitors.


Exhibitors are now able to book space for the event and request an exhibitor’s registration pack.

For the latest news on Europe’s largest locksmith event, visit the MLA Expo Website or follow our Facebook page.

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