ICC in the spotlight at ARBS 2018


Wednesday, 06 December, 2017


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The future of the built environment will be on show at ARBS 2018, Australia’s international air-conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition. The event will be celebrating a milestone in 2018, having spent the last 20 years providing a forum for the industry to develop business relationships, discover new products and share knowledge.

Back in Sydney for the first time since 2010, ARBS will be hosted at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) from 8–10 May 2018. With more than 350 exhibitors and in excess of 9000 visitors anticipated, the exhibition is forecast to be the largest ARBS to date. It will offer the industry access to the latest in HVAC&R, showcasing hundreds of new products and technologies with a focus on innovative responses to existing and emerging trends.

The ARBS Speaker Series will include a full schedule of presentations, including a case study highlighting the features of the ICC’s central energy plant. The session will explore challenges faced throughout the project and key lessons learned, delivered by the lead consulting engineers and contractors behind the $1.5 billion redevelopment. Presenters Shane Durkin (AG Coombs), Michael Dagher (AECOM) and Nathan Scroope (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. Constructed on the site of the old Sydney Exhibition Centre, the ICC delivers 40% more exhibition space than its predecessor and is the biggest combined exhibition, convention and entertainment precinct in Australia. And given ARBS 2018 will be held within this building, it naturally lends itself to be a topic of conversation.

ARBS 2018 is expected to provide several networking opportunities, connecting industry professionals, engineers, contractors and technicians with global product and solution providers. Attendees can collaborate with peers over the latest technologies, standards and best practice, and enjoy 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.

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

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