January 31, 2018 BY Amanda Searle

The future of the built environment will be on show at ARBS 2018. Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition is set to showcase hundreds of new products and technologies with a focus on innovative responses to existing and emerging trends.

Back in Sydney for the first time since 2010, the new International Convention Centre (ICC) will host ARBS from 8-10 May 2018. With more than 350 exhibitors and in-excess of 9,000 visitors, the exhibition is forecast to be the largest ARBS to date and will offer the industry unrivalled access to the latest in HVAC & R in the southern hemisphere.

A case study highlighting the unique features of Sydney ICC’s central energy plant is the first, in a fantastic schedule of presentations, to be announced within the ARBS Speaker Series. The session will explore challenges faced throughout the project and key lessons learnt and be delivered by the lead consulting engineers and contractors behind the $1.5 billion redevelopment. Presenters, Shane Durkin, Engineering Services Manager, AG Coombs, Michael Dagher, Technical Director – Buildings, AECOM and Nathan Scroope, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, will provide details on performance levels achieved in the last 12 months and reflect on whether the project has delivered on expectations.

The ICC project commenced in 2013, and took over 5.8 million hours to complete with the venue officially opened in December 2016. A public-private partnership between the NSW government and a consortium of private companies, the ICC is constructed on the site of the old Sydney Exhibition Centre. The venue delivers 40 per cent more exhibition space than its predecessor and is the biggest combined exhibition, convention and entertainment precinct in Australia. And given ARBS 2018 is held within this very impressive building it naturally lends itself to be a topic of conversation.

ARBS 2018 provides excellent networking opportunities for the industry and connects industry professionals, engineers, contractors and technicians with global product and solution providers. Collaborate with peers over the latest technologies, standards and best practice, and enjoy many of the social activities including the awards presentation dinner. Over three days, guests can see the latest products and services, talk to manufacturers and distributors and explore how industry leaders design, control and innovate to sustainably and efficiently transform the built environment.

Since 1998, ARBS has provided a unique forum for the entire industry to connect and develop mutually beneficial business relationships, to source and discover the latest products, systems and service evolutions and to share knowledge of emerging technologies, methodologies and best practice.

Bookings to exhibit at ARBS 2018 are now open until sold out, visitor registration opens in mid-December 2017. For further information visit arbs.com.au.


Where:                                 International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney

Exhibition dates:               Tuesday 8 May – Thursday 10 May 2018

Cost:                                      Exhibition – free of charge, trade visitors only

Seminars – costs to be advised with final program

Awards Presentation Dinner – costs to be advised

Web & social:                     www.arbs.com.au

Twitter: @arbsexpo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ARBSexpo

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Instagram: @arbs_exhibition

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