Welcome to the ELF Convention 2024 from May 2nd to 4th, 2024 in Düsseldorf.

Welcome to the homepage of the ELF Convention 2024, the international industry meeting for the security and locksmith industry. The venue for this major industry event in 2024 will be Düsseldorf. The proximity to the locksmiths industry region of Velbert/Heiligenhaus is an optimal condition for this location and guarantees an exceptional networking event for the security industry. In addition to a large in-house exhibition with many well-known exhibitors, you can look forward to an exciting and extensive supporting program. Apart from visiting the German Lock and Hardware Museum, you will also have the opportunity to participate in various factory tours in Velbert and Wetter. Furthermore, the entire area in and around Düsseldorf offers a variety of worthwhile excursions to explore.

Introducing the European Locksmith Federation (ELF)


The European Locksmith Federation is a collaboration of European professional associations in the security technology industry. In total, 18 professional associations from 18 different European countries come together as an international umbrella organization with the aim of representing the collective interests of individual security companies and working together to find solutions. The ELF was founded in 1984 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Convention 2024 in Düsseldorf.

The interkey e. V.


In 2024, the interkey e.V., headquartered in Germany, will be the host and organizer of the ELF Convention in Düsseldorf.

Comprising national and international member companies, the interkey e.V. boasts over 200 member companies. The exchange of knowledge and mutual support are among the key benefits of membership in the association. Through regular meetings such as the interkey Annual Conference, the community grows closely together. Over time, this has created a functioning industry network, which, through its contact with the international professional associations of the ELF, has acquired a global dimension. Founded in 1964, the interkey e.V. will also celebrate its jubilee in Düsseldorf in 2024!

40 years of ELF and 60 years of interkey.

Let's celebrate our 100th anniversary together!


Message from the Chairman of interkey

On behalf of the interkey member companies, I cordially invite you to the ELF Convention 2024 in Düsseldorf.

As the interkey e.V., we are proud to host this internationally renowned event, which was last held on German soil in Berlin in 2004. With the city of Düsseldorf as our chosen location, we have found an ideal venue for the ELF Convention. In addition to its excellent connection to the international airport, the proximity to the key region of Velbert offers a multitude of opportunities for exciting networking and excursion destinations.

The interkey accociation is lookwing forward to welcoming all visitor to the ELF Convention 2024.

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