Two Electrical Expo Events- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Two Electrical Expo Events- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Spring is the season of renewal. A fresh start. Learning, growing and experiencing new things. This year, we will be ushering in Spring by supporting two informational and educational expos.

The first event is the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois (EBMI) Electrical Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. This event will take place on March 21-22. As EBMI members, we are excited to be on hand for this event and to participate in the seminars and visit with many of our great vendors.

Following the EBMI Expo, we will be sponsoring the Electric League of Missouri & Kansas Expo at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS, on April 11-12. Make sure to save the date, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with vendors, hear the latest industry news and attend the popular seminars.

Here are the details on the upcoming Expos:

Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois Electrical Expo

March 21-22, 2017

St. Charles Convention Center – St. Charles, MO

Tuesday, March 21: 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


This EBMI Electrical Expo held only once every three years and attracts manufacturers from across the country to the area. At this event, you can visit more than 200 exhibits and take part in educational sessions to learn more about key products, learn about new industry codes and earn PDH/PEU credits.

Event Features:

  • 12 seminars are offered during the two-day event, offering PDH and PEU credits. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics including: preventive maintenance, plant cyber security, lighting, code changes and much more.
  • Visit with 200+ vendors for a first look at new products.
  • Network with associates from all segments of the electrical industry.

If you’re looking for a way to attend and don’t live in the metro area, French Gerleman will be offering transportation from Columbia, MO, and Quincy, IL, to the St. Charles Convention Center. As members of EBMI, we will be hosting a hospitality suite in conjunction with Expo, so feel free to stop by and visit with the French Gerleman team.  Watch for information coming soon.

The Expo is free to attend, but there is a cost to attend the educational seminars.  If you register early, you can save on the cost of the educational seminars. When you register for this Expo, please note French Gerleman as your referring distributor.

Featured exhibitors include: Appleton, Eaton’s B-Line Business, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, Mersen, SolaHD, Thomas & Betts, General Cable, Lutze, Dialight, Acuity (Lithonia Lighting), Philips Lighting, Fluke, Greenlee, Ideal, Universal Lighting Technologies, Panduit, Spectrum Controls, Nord, WEG and APC.

You can see the full list of exhibitors HERE. For more information, visit

Electric League of Missouri & Kansas Expo

April 11-12, 2017

Overland Park Convention Center – Overland Park, KS

Tuesday, April 11: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For our Kansas and western Missouri friends, this event is for you! The Electric League of Missouri & Kansas is hosting a free, two-day educational event at the Overland Park Convention center, and French Gerleman is proud to be a sponsor. This Expo is held once every three years, and features educational seminars, vendor exhibits, door prizes and much more.

Breakout sessions will be held in each morning and will include both educational seminars and premiere lighting sessions. Other training highlights include: arc flash compliance, CPR training and more to be announced over the coming weeks. Following the morning sessions, there will be a lunch break as well as a trade show networking event on Tuesday evening.

The list of exhibitors will be announced soon. For up-to-date event details, visit

Mark your calendars and we hope to see you at one of these two upcoming Expos!

French Gerleman Product and Technology Expo Recap


Thanks to everyone who came out to our Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center last week! We had a great turnout with nearly 400 attendees from more than 200 companies.

The breakout sessions were a great opportunity for our guests to hear from some of our top vendors, including: AFC Cable Systems, APC, Brady, Eaton’s B-Line Series Solutions, Emerson Networks/Liebert, Fluke, Greenlee, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, LUTZE, Mersen, Panduit, Rockwell Automation, SolaHD, Universal Lighting Technologies, Wirewerks and more. Our vendors hosted a wide array of seminars on topics ranging from lighting, automation, safety, data centers, wiring devices to product demos like the Steinhauer ModCenter. Attendees left the seminars feeling better informed on current technology and new products.


The Expo show floor was filled with more than 70 booths of vendors and industry representatives. This was a great opportunity to meet many vendors first-hand. Walking around the expo floor, we heard some wonderful conversations with our guests and vendors. Many vendors expressed the great time they had meeting customers.

It was amazing to see such a wide group of people from industrial companies, commercial entities and construction gathered together to learn more about our products and the latest technology news. The opportunity to network, get hands on with the products and ask vendors questions directly is priceless, and we look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future.

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our first ever Product and Technology Expo, we hope to see you again at our upcoming events!

French Gerleman to Host Product and Technology Expo at St. Charles Convention Center

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016! Be sure to save the date, you don’t want to miss out on this free, educational event and opportunity to meet with some of our great vendors.


Event Details:

April 26, 2015

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Charles Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303

Attend the event to visit 60+ vendor exhibits, see live product demos, take part in educational sessions and enter to win door prizes. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Registration opens next Tuesday, March 15, on the French Gerleman website.

This event focuses on industrial, manufacturing, OEMs, commercial facilities, contractors and government entities.  Exhibits and educational sessions are tailored to: engineers, maintenance, electricians, project managers, executive management, IT/IS, operations, purchasing, health/safety managers, etc.

“At French Gerleman, we are always looking for ways to showcase the latest products and technology, and demonstrate new options to our customers,” said Kim Mathes, French Gerleman Marketing Communication Manager.

protech with vendors

“In this industry, products are rapidly changing and advancing. This is a great opportunity to speak to vendors and experience products first hand,” said Mathes. “The education-focused breakout sessions offered at the Expo are a great way to learn what’s new and earn professional development hours.”

The breakout sessions will highlight: personal and machine safety including fall protection, arc flash compliance, hand protection, lockout/tagout and machine guarding; connected enterprise and why it matters to manufacturers; power quality; lightning protection; review of UL and ANSI standards; LED lighting; motor efficiency; enclosure options; IOT growth; and much more.

Featured manufacturers to attend include: AFC Cable Systems, Fluke, PIP, APC, General Cable, Rockwell Automation, Belden, Greenlee, SolaHD, Eaton’s B-Line Series, Hoffman, Thomas & Betts, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, Brady, LUTZE, Universal Lighting Technologies, Cementex, Mersen, WEG, Emerson, Panduit and Wirewerks. For a full list of exhibitors, visit our event page.

For more event details or to register for the expo, visit French Gerleman at We hope to see you there!