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

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 locksmithing industry.

There will be a dedicated in-hall auto locksmith seminar area and on vehicle training area.

THE GARAGE at MLA Expo new auto locksmithing area

With 19 exhibitions already under our belt, MLA Expo has cemented its position as the Premier Locksmith & Security Exhibition 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:-

Training & Seminars

There are plans for a number of training courses & seminars to take place over the weekend.

MLA Expo Training Newport room

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.

Exhibit at MLA Expo 2019

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

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