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The European Locksmith Federation (ELF) Convention 2015, 22nd - 24th of May 2015

April 9, 2015

ELF Convention Programme

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th: Manufacturers Exhibition

Saturday 23rd: Gala Dinner

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th: Locksmith Educational Classes

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd: Social Events & Tours for Participants and Spouses

Friday May 22nd 

9am-10am:  Registration: Tea, Coffee & pastries

Please Click Here for International Lock Conference 2015 Booking Form

Conference  Topics and Speakers

Topic: Current and Future trends in the lock industry
Speaker: Tzachi  Wiesenfeld
President of ASSA ABLOY EMEA

Topic: Lock standards and compliance regulations in Europe
Speaker: Hans Weisenboeck
 President of ARGE (European Lock Manufacturers)

Topic: Forthcoming Licensing and legislation for locksmiths and installers
Speaker: Peter Ostman
Former President of ELF and member of Finnish Parliament

Topic: Facts about restricted and patented key control
Speaker: Peter Field 
Lock  Developer and designer for Medeco Locks

Topic: 3D Printing and key duplication implications
Speaker: Marc Tobias
Forensic lock investigator and lawyer 

Topic: Lock industry in The U.S.
Speaker: Tom Demonte
President of the Associated Locksmiths of America

Topic: Mechanical lock and electronic security integration in Scandinavia
Speaker: Mats Moberg
Managing Director of Swedish Locksmith Association


ELF are pleased to announce that the following classes will take place during the convention

Saturday 23rd

High Security Key System Seminar 
Peter Field 
Time:  9.00am – 10.30am   (Cost: €25)
  • The workings of the most popular high security cylinders in the market today including Abloy, Kaba, Mul-T-Lock, Evva and Assa explained in great detail.
  • See how these cylinders are designed, the components within the lock and how the keys integrate.
  • Study how to service and open these high security locks.
Ford Focus Auto Class
ALA (Auto Locksmith Association) Team    
Time:   9.00am – 12.00pm (Cost: €75
 “Opening and making keys to Ford Focus”
  • This class will cover lock picking, key making, programming  
Access Control Troubleshooting Class
Chris Taylor – Simon Griffiths – Gary Eckersall  
Time:  9.00am – 12.00pm  (Cost:  €75)
  • Identification and repairing an access control or intercom system where the lock is not working
  • This class will show the most common faults and how to repair them using the proper tools and equipment 
Safe Picking Class    
Craig Bernasconi / Alan Morgan / Darren Foreman   
Time:  9.00 AM – 4.00PM  (Cost €475)
  • Learn how to pick the very popular 8 lever Mauer 71111 safe lock with a unique 2 in 1 pick
  • This valuable 2 in 1 pick is yours to take home with you
  • This class aims to be able to get students to open these locks in approx. 30 minutes. (or less)
  • This course is only suitable for students who have some picking ability
Wireless Access Control Seminar  
Time:  11.00 AM – 12.00PM  (No Charge)   
  •  How wireless electronic cylinders and handles can increase your business
  • Provide access control systems with minimum installation and compete against security companies who hard-wire at a greater cost
  • Electronic keys and integration with mechanical master key systems 
3D Printing Seminar
Marc Tobias 
Time:   2.00pm – 3.30pm (Cost:  €20)
  •  Learn about the latest threat to your key business – 3D printing and  how in a few years’ time how your customers will  be able to copy their key at home
  • What  you should do now to protect your key cutting business into the future
VW GOLF MK 6 class
The ALA (Auto Locksmiths Association)  Team
Time:   2.00pm – 4.30pm  (Cost:  €75)
  • Covering, 2009>  transponder generation by eeprom,  reading the instrument cluster (without any de-soldering)
  • Lock picking and decoding, and Q&A time permitting
International Auto Locksmiths Meeting
Panel of auto experts
Time: 5.00PM    (No Charge)
  • A meeting for all  international auto locksmiths to discuss the trends in the industry
  • Identify and network with your fellow auto locksmiths from around the world
Sunday 24th
Auto Keys and Transponders
Time:  9.30am – 11.00 am (No Charge)
  • Latest updates and information on auto keys and remotes for all popular models.
BMW CAS and EWS Key Production
ALA (Auto Locksmiths Association) Team
Time:  9.00am – 12.30 (Cost: €100)
  • Covering BMW vehicles up to 2013/14 fitted with EWS3 and EWS4, including reading in- circuit and coding the key and remote
  • CAS 1, 2, 3, 3+ and CAS4, F series vehicles to date (equipment permitting on the brand new F series cars done by OBD) with the latest tools from AVDI, MEHACO and AVON DIAGNOSTICS explained and shown in detail, reading CAS modules in-circuit
  • Q&A, HU92 Lock picking and decoding at the end of the class time permitting  also the brand new HU101 derived lock


The exhibition will take place in the Grand Hotel from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th May 2015

The exhibition is open to all people connected to the industry & is free of charge. People attending the exhibition can register on the day.  The exhibitors are as follows:

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