September 18, 2019 BY Amanda Searle

 ARBS 2020, Australia’s only HVAC+R and building services exhibition, is surpassing all previous size records in Melbourne and is on track to equal exhibitor attendance for Sydney in 2018. Due to the massive response from exhibitors the allocated exhibition floor area, has been extended with a new acquisition of 1500m2 of extra space, seeing the exhibition floor space tally a whopping 18,000m2, a new record for Melbourne.

This unprecedented demand for space has come from many long-term exhibitors including Daikin Australia, Beijer Ref Australia/ Kirby, Temperzone, Airefrig Australia, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and Panasonic who have all opted for larger and more impressive stands to display their ever-increasing product ranges.

To ensure they stand out in the crowd, exhibitors have said they will be going all out to attract visitors to their space, with larger and more visually dynamic stand designs expected feature at ARBS 2020.

Kirby and Beijer Ref Australia, who are hosting one of the largest stands at 297m2, say they are planning a ‘showstopper presence’ at the exhibition. Furthermore, Kirby Marketing Manager, Brett Hedge, says ‘Our greatest strength lies in our people and they will be ready and eager to discuss our equipment and service offers’.

Exhibition Manager, Sue Falcke, thanks all ARBS 2020 supporters ‘ARBS truly is a product of its participants. Most of our exhibitors have been supporting ARBS since its inception in 1998 largely because they know ARBS presents a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to communicate to the industry and their customers and to demonstrate their new technologies. Exhibitors at ARBS are finding more unique and inventive ways to broadcast their product and service offerings with stands for the 2020 exhibition already scaling new size barriers,’ Falcke said.

The exhibition opens in Melbourne on 19 May 2020 and will run over three full days affording visitors plenty of time to browse the exhibition and catch up on the latest developments. Visitors to ARBS 2020 can also attend events such as the highly anticipated Speaker Series and IBTech Insight Series and celebrate the talent which sustains the industry at the ARBS Industry Awards Gala Dinner.

‘Visitors are in for a bumper show and can expect to connect and network with industry leaders, peers and colleagues, whilst having unrivalled access to the finest quality HVAC&R and built environment suppliers in the southern hemisphere,’ Falcke said.

Save the date; ARBS 2020 will be held from 19-21 May at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For further information visit

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Building

Exhibition dates:

Tuesday 19 May – Thursday 21 May 2020


Exhibition – free of charge, trade visitors only

Seminars – costs to be advised with final programme

Awards Presentation Dinner – costs to be advised

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