• National Energy Performance Strategy

    17 Apr 2024 / By: ARBS
    The Australian Government has just unveiled its National Energy Performance Strategy, injecting new vitality into the nation's pursuit of sustainability and energy efficiency. A critical component of this strategy is the allocation of $15.2 million in funding until 2026, specifically aimed at develo
  • AIRAH SEEKS ENGINEERS’ VIEWS ON PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

    1 Dec 2023 / By: ARBS
    AIRAH has opened a survey to assess how HVAC&R building services engineers around the country are being impacted by the introduction of professional registration schemes. In particular, the peak industry body hopes to gauge the degree to which the qualifications requirements of the schemes are l
  • Australia’s Engineering Skills Crisis: Insights from the Interactive Data Dashboard

    1 Dec 2023 / By: ARBS
    Australia's engineering sector is facing a critical challenge, spotlighted in the recent release of Engineers Australia's Statistical Overview of the Engineering Profession report. During the Parliament House launch, CEO Romilly Madew emphasised engineers' pivotal role in the economy and revealed an
  • Australian Shift: Restricting High-GWP Refrigerants by 2024

    18 Oct 2023 / By: ARBS
    The Australian landscape for heat pump equipment has largely been unrestricted in terms of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of refrigerants. This status quo is set to undergo a dramatic shift. From 1 July 2024, the Australian government will prohibit the import and manufacture of small air conditi
  • US EPA Announces Major HFCs Reduction by 2036

    18 Oct 2023 / By: ARBS
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled on 6 October 2023 new restrictions to significantly phase down the usage of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), aiming for a 40% reduction by 2024 and an ambitious 85% reduction by 2036. This move aligns with the American Innovation and Manufacturin
  • ARBS 2022: AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS!

    5 Oct 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
      Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, ARBS 2022 held from the 16-18 August in Melbourne, continues to receive positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike, having exceeded expectations for attendance.  
  • DOORS CLOSE ON ARBS 2022 

    19 Aug 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS 2022, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services trade exhibition has closed after a bumper three days in Melbourne, with total visitor numbers in excess of 7,400.   Visitors explored the largest show of its kind in Australia with over
  • ARBS 2022 INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    19 Aug 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS 2022, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition announced the ARBS 2022 Industry Award winners at a gala event held on Thursday 17 August at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne. The ARBS awards, now firmly entrenched as the pinnacle
  • CONGRATS TO THE ARBS 2022 STAND WINNERS

    17 Aug 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    Announcing the ARBS 2022 stand winners, congrats to everyone who went to incredible lengths to make their display look fabulous!  The level of effort and commitment to make your displays look great is amazing! Well done everyone!   Best Large Custom Stand MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES
  • DAY ONE AT ARBS 2022

    17 Aug 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    What a day that was!  Thousands of visitors through the door.  Sold out seminar programs.  Mark Winterbottom appeared at Actron Air’s stand.  Mark Taylor spotted at Fujitsu’s stand.  Wonder Woman and Thor at Beijer’s stand. And a BBQ to end all BBQs at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, complet
  • ONE WEEK TO ARBS 2022 

    9 Aug 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    In just one week, the future of the built environment will be on show at ARBS 2022. Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition. ARBS 2022 is set to showcase hundreds of new products and technologies with a focus on innovative responses to
  • FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT ARBS 2022

    25 Jul 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
      Did you know ARBS 2022, the largest HVAC&R and building services tradeshow in the southern hemisphere, will open its doors in less than a month? If you are still undecided about attending, then here are five reasons why you can’t afford to miss ARBS 2022.   Everything unde
  • REGISTER NOW FOR ARBS 2022 – ONLY ONE MONTH TO GO!

    15 Jul 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
      The countdown is now on for ARBS 2022 to be held in Melbourne on the 16-18 August. ARBS is Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition and a must attend event for the entire industry.   One of the most influential event
  • ARBS APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

    14 Jun 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS Exhibitions is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tony Arnel as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately, replacing the outgoing Chairman, Ian Hopkins.   An Australian business leader, architect, academic and former high-ranking public servant, Tony has devoted thre
  • ARBS 2022 – INDUSTRY AWARDS FINALISTS REVEALED

    10 May 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    Finalists have been revealed for the ARBS 2022 Industry Awards, which continue to recognise and reward the excellence and outstanding contributions within Australia’s HVAC&R and building services industry.   A panel of industry experts evaluated and selected the finalists based on v
  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ARBS 2022

    23 Mar 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    Registration is now open for ARBS 2022, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, to be held over three huge days from 16-18 August 2022, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). With a focus on emerging trends an
  • FINAL CALL FOR ARBS 2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS

    28 Feb 2022 / By: Amanda Searle
    FINAL CALL FOR ARBS 2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS It’s your last chance to get your nominations in for the prestigious ARBS 2022 Industry Awards with the deadline for submissions closing at 5pm on 28th February 2022. Held alongside the ARBS 2022 exhibition, the ARBS Industry Awards are an opportun
  • ARBS MOVES TO AUGUST 2022

    6 Sep 2021 / By: Amanda Searle
    With consideration to the ongoing implications of COVID-19, and after discussions with the MCEC, ARBS Exhibitions have made the decision to move the event, scheduled for April 2022, to 16-18 August 2022. ARBS 2022 was scheduled for 27-29 April 2022. Exhibition Manger, Sue Falcke said the decision
  • EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: ARBS 2022 RETURNS TO MELBOURNE

    29 Jul 2021 / By: Amanda Searle
    Bookings are now open for ARBS 2022, Australia's leading event for air conditioning, refrigeration and building services professionals since 1998, providing a unique B2B forum for the entire industry to connect. ARBS 2022, returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 16-18
  • CALL FOR SPEAKERS – ARBS 2022 SEMINAR SERIES

    31 May 2021 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Professionals in air conditioning, refrigeration and building services industry are invited to submit abstracts for seminars, panels, and workshops to be delivered at ARBS 2022. The ARBS Seminar Series will run during ARBS, Australia’s most comprehensive HVAC&
  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE ARBS 2020 INDUSTRY AWARDS

    23 Oct 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS have announced the winners of the ARBS 2020 Industry Awards in a gala online ceremony held Wednesday 21 October at 3pm AEDST. The esteemed awards celebrate and reward the exceptional work of the innovators in our industry, seeking out those individuals and organisations that have demonstrate
  • ARBS MOVES TO 2022

    20 Aug 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS, Australia’s largest HVAC&R and building services exhibition, has made the difficult decision to once again postpone the exhibition previously scheduled for February 2021 in Melbourne, Victoria. Due to the unknown outcome of COVID-19 and the need to ensure the safety of all participant
  • BREAKING NEWS: ARBS RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2021

    8 Apr 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ARBS Exhibitions has announced today ARBS 2021 will be held Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 February 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sue Falcke, ARBS Exhibition Organiser said, ‘Given that current predictions determine the virus situation cou
  • ARBS POSTPONED

    19 Mar 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ARBS Exhibitions Ltd held an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday 11th March 2020, where it was agreed and decided that the ARBS 2020 exhibition scheduled to be held from 19-21 May 2020 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. Circumstances relating to t
  • ARBS 2020 – INDUSTRY AWARDS FINALISTS REVEALED

    11 Feb 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recognition of the extraordinary talent from within the HVAC&R and building services industry is getting a step closer, with ARBS 2020 today announcing the list of their Industry Awards finalists. Officially launching in 2010, this year marks a decade for ARBS
  • PROPTECH: REDEFINING THE BUILDING EXPERIENCE

    6 Dec 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Proptech will have a major impact on the property sector in the coming years and is changing how buildings are constructed and managed according to Jon Clarke, Head of Smart Building Technology Delivery at Dexus. Jon believes reducing friction (system inefficiencie
  • Discover IBTech@ARBS2020

    6 Nov 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Be sure to visit IBTech@ARBS2020, our newest precinct within the exhibition, and immerse yourself in Australia’s most comprehensive display and discussion dedicated to intelligent building technologies and solutions, with a focus on the latest smart, connected an
  • New apprenticeships to tackle HVAC+R skills shortage

    16 Jul 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  The Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow $525 million funding package has been announced with plans to ensure Australians develop the skills they need to succeed in
  • HVAC Disruption

    16 Jul 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]    The HVAC industry has enormous potential for global disruption if you consider that heating and cooling is estimated to account for 60 percent of global energy consumption. Add
  • ARBS 2020 Save the Date

    4 Apr 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    It’s official! ARBS 2020, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, is coming back to Melbourne. The largest HVAC&R exhibition in the southern hemisphere will be held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 19-21 Ma
  • ARBS Industry Awards winners

    25 Jun 2018 / By: Amanda Searle
    ARBS 2018 – INDUSTRY AWARDS WRAP ARBS 2018, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, has announced the ARBS Industry Awards winners for 2018. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as l
  • Doors Close on record breaking ARBS 2018

    25 Jun 2018 / By: Amanda Searle
    DOORS CLOSE ON RECORD BREAKING ARBS 2018 ARBS 2018, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, has broken all previous records for attendance. Visitor numbers were higher than the previous ARBS, which was held in Melbourne in 2016,
  • ARBS AWARDS NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON

    24 Jan 2018 / By: Amanda Searle
    A reminder to all HVAC&R and building service professionals who wish to nominate for an ARBS Industry Award, the deadline is 5pm on 5 February 2018. The awards run alongside ARBS 2018, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, recogni
  • SNEAK PEEK ON ARBS 2018 SPEAKER SERIES

    14 Dec 2017 / By: Amanda Searle
    SNEAK PEEK ON ARBS 2018 SPEAKER SERIES Whilst the ARBS 2018, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, is in the final throws of finalising the Speaker Series, we’ve put together a few of the early releases to get you excited for wh
  • YOUNG ACHIEVERS BUILD CREDIBILITY THROUGH ARBS INDUSTRY AWARD

    2 Nov 2017 / By: Amanda Searle
    Nominations for the 2018 ARBS Industry Awards are now open; the biennial awards are hosted alongside the ARBS Exhibition and attract entrants from across the industry. Receiving a nomination or award is a pinnacle of achievement in the industry, with finalists in the very competitive Young Achiever