The GPLA Convention
GPLA 2022 Convention Dates Announced!
The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association is excited to announce that our
73rd Anniversary Convention will be held from Wednesday, September 28 thru Saturday, October 1, 2022.
This year’s theme is: “Lock-up Your Future with Education”.
Thursday, Sept. 28 – Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
About The Convention
73th Anniversary Banquet
This year’s theme is: “Lock-up Your Future with Education”
Directions To GPLA HQ
From I-95 North or South: Take exit 30 Cottman Avenue. Follow Cottman Avenue approx. 1 mile, make right onto Frankford Avenue. Follow Frankford Avenue approx. 0.9 miles, make left onto Welsh Road. Make a left at the next intersection onto Craig Street. GPLA Headquarters is ¾ of the way down the block on the left.
The GPLA 2019 Convention Store is now CLOSED!
All registrations must now be made on site at the convention.
Please do not email or fax any registrations.
The Connelly-Singer Scholarship of GPLA
The GPLA will award four scholarships for up to two days of classes each at our 2022 annual convention. We encourage all interested locksmiths to apply for the Scholarship using the appropriate application (GPLA member or non-member applications) linked below.
10 Great Reasons To Attend The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association Awards Banquet, Convention, Education, and Product Extravaganza
10-12 top-notch industry classes, many with NJ State continuing education credits (CEU) and instructed by nationally-recognized professional instructors with years of experience. Our class prices are some of the best values in the industry!
2. 50+ Vendor Exhibits
Over 50 Exhibitors during Saturday’s show, showcasing an A to Z of products, services, equipment, and more. Thousands of items available for purchase; you can even buy a new service vehicle if that’s what you need! From a new pick set or trick tool, locks, safes, and vans, you will find it here. Hundreds of door prizes given away all day long, and GPLA and ALOA will be giving away a complete ALOA Convention package for next year!
No-cost scholarships for 2 days of classes. Members of GPLA and several other local associations (see the non-member application for a list of eligible associations) are welcome to apply for the Connelly-Singer Scholarship. Applications must be received no later than 30 days prior to the convention date. The GPLA will award four scholarships for up to two days of classes each at our 2022 annual convention. We encourage all interested locksmiths to apply for the Scholarship using the appropriate application (GPLA member or non-member applications) linked below. See the GPLAs scholarship page for an application.
4. Friday Night Social
The Friday Night Social is becoming known throughout the industry as the best time you can have without your pick set! Always a different theme to have fun with, great humorous presentations, and crowd participation. Great food, great fun, great friends guaranteed!
5. Meet and Greet
The opportunity to meet, greet, and network with industry leaders from manufacturers and distributors, as well as outstanding world-renowned industry names in specialty fields, various association representatives, and more.
6. Free Parking
Free parking for all attendees and guests at our new location: Clarion Hotel Philadelphia International Airport. Ready to accommodate every one of your needs, the hotel features an on-site restaurant, the Red Fire American Grill for drinks and meals, a gift shop, and more. Hotel rooms are at the same low price they have been for several years: $119.00 per night using GPLA’s hotel block reservation code.
Refreshments are available all day at the convention, exhibit show, and during classes, compliments of our convention sponsors, to be announced.
8. Test Your Skills
Show off your professional skills and win big money at our Pick and Bump Contest. Who has the quickest draw with their pick sets?! It could be you that wins a crisp $50 or $100 bill!
9. Old Friends
A chance to stop and take the time out of our busy schedules to relax a little, talk to old friends, or making it a point to say “Hello” to some new friends! Enjoy our non-rushed experience each day of the Convention.
10. Awards Banquet
Our industry’s most prestigious and well-known banquet, with awards being presented to recipients from around the world, around the country, and around our hometown. Come and share in the once-in-a-lifetime thrill that these recipients experience when being presented with one of the awards. Sharing in their joy will be contagious. The Friday Night Social, President’s Reception, and Black Tie Preferred Awards Banquet, including hors d’oeuvres and top-shelf bar, surf and turf meal, dessert, and music!