December 15, 2015 BY ARBS

ARBS 2016, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, will open for registration on 15 December 2015.

Registration is free and grants entry into the exhibition across all three days. Registering in advance is the smart way to avoid the queues as the ticket is sent directly to your mobile phone or email.

The exhibition, to be held from 17-19 May 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, will showcase innovative products and technologies and will be the largest ARBS exhibition with an unprecedented demand from hundreds of local and international exhibitors.

Alongside the exhibition, a seminar program will once again provide leading-edge education and is the ultimate networking event for HVAC&R and building services professionals. Exhibitors will also present sales, technical and support information via information sessions on the show floor.

Attention all INTERSTATE attendees – register before 31st March, 2016 to enter our interstate attendee accommodation competition.  Tell us in 25 words or less why you want to come to ARBS to win one night’s Accommodation (including breakfast) for Tuesday 17h May, 2016 in a selected quality hotel near the Exhibition Centre. Each prize is valued at approx $260 – $350. See full Terms & Conditions

REGISTER NOW to enter and WIN!

Arbs News & Updates


24 May 16 ARBS 2016, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, last night announced the ARBS Industry Awards winners for 2016 at a gala dinner hosted by actor and funny-man Shane Jacobson, held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne. The awards, now firmly entrenched as the pinnacle of achievement in the HVAC&R and building services industry attracted nominees from across all sectors. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance and innovation. The award winners are: The ARBS Young Achiever Award 2016: Leon Wurfel, BUENO The ARBS Product/Service Excellence Award 2016: Braemar 7 Star equivalent ducted gas heater – Seeley International The ARBS Project Excellence Award 2016: Westpac St. George HQ Refurbishment – Norman Disney Young & Westpac Corporation The Outstanding Industry Education/Training Award 2016: Diploma of Engineering Technology in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – TAFE NSW Sydney Institute (Sydney TAFE) The ARBS Hall of Fame 2016 (all nominations receive the award): Neil Marshall – nominated by AMCA Garry Mundy – nominated by AREMA Dr Stephen White – nominated by AIRAH


24 May 16 ARBS 2016, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, has broken all previous records for attendance and recorded a new high of 323 exhibitors, up from 274 in 2014. Visits were up on the 2014 show with Tuesday 17 May seeing 3020 visits, Wednesday 18 May seeing 3677 visits and Thursday 2143 visits. A total overall increase of 13.6 percent from 2014. Running alongside the exhibition was the highly anticipated seminar program which saw a range of highly anticipated panels and guest speakers deliver information relevant to the industry. Attendance at the seminars was impressive with some at full capacity. The ARBS 2016 Industry Awards, which honoured those who are achieving greatness in our industry, was held at the Crown Palladium on Wednesday 18 May. The evening was hosted by Australian actor Shane Jacobson and was very well received seeing a high demand for tickets to this gala event. ‘The 2016 exhibition has once again raised the performance bar and we look forward to returning to Sydney in 2018 for our first exhibition in the newly redeveloped centre. We are confident 2018 will build on the very solid foundations from this 2016 and previous exhibitions’, says ARBS Chairman Ian Hopkins.