ICC in focus at ARBS 2018
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017
The future of the built environment will be on show at ARBS 2018, an international air-conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition. The event is returning to Sydney for the first time since 2010 and will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) from 8–10 May 2018.
With more than 350 exhibitors and in excess of 9000 visitors anticipated, the exhibition is set to be the largest ARBS to date. The event will showcase hundreds of new products and technologies with a focus on innovative responses to existing and emerging trends. It provides excellent networking opportunities for the industry and connects industry professionals, engineers, contractors and technicians with global product and solution providers.
The ARBS 2018 Speaker Series will host an array of topics and management issues focusing on innovative technologies and emerging trends in the built environment.
The speaker series runs across all three days of ARBS and is a key component of the exhibition, providing leading-edge education and networking for HVAC&R and building services trade and professionals. It will include a case study highlighting the unique features of Sydney ICC’s central energy plant. 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% more exhibition space than its predecessor and is the biggest combined exhibition, convention and entertainment precinct in Australia.
The attendees can 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.
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