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11th September 2019 Issue no. 474
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What a cracking show! The Auto Locksmiths Expo (ALEX) held last weekend at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, has reached new heights as far as UK exhibitions to the locksmithing industry is concerned. The product demonstrations featuring live camera action with large screen displays so that everyone can follow the process proved to be a great success. This is the first time that this has been done in this country for this market and is an idea that will most definitely be repeated by us at future events. We saw visitors from Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Holland and even South Africa! UAP Tradelocks brought over Jim Hetchler from Texas, USA, so even the Americas were represented!
One exhibitor (Lockdecoders) even said that the show was "Like 3,000 visitors had come through the doors, it was that successful for us." Although we didn't see quite those numbers (just as well!), the quality was extremely high, as was expected at this elite level of the locksmithing industry, and most visitors not only stayed for much of the day, visiting each stand in turn, but they came back the next day as well. Many did their buying there and then, thanks to the show offers that were available.
The consensus of opinion seems to be 'more of the same please' and so ALEX is to feature as an annual event in the locksmithing calendar. This issue of Locks and Security News features a photo review and some of the comments.
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