ARBS has been postponed, shifting to 2022. Originally planned for May 19–21, 2020, the exhibition was previously rescheduled to February, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARBS 2022 will now be held from April 27–29, 2022, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With Melbourne currently in stage-four lockdown, the COVID-19 situation remains largely unclear. And the latest postponement of ARBS attests to the difficulties of planning physical events amid the lingering uncertainties.
“The decision to postpone ARBS 2021 was not entered into lightly, and took into account the local and global concerns about COVID-19 as well as federal and state government advice,” says ARBS Exhibition Manager Sue Falcke.
“We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our exhibitors, speakers, award finalists and visitors; however, we must prioritise the health and safety of all attendees. We wish to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding during such uncertain times.”
In the meantime, some ARBS activities will shift online, as several new digital events will be introduced over the coming months. Among the roll-outs is the ARBS 2020 Awards ceremony, which ARBS is describing as “a fun and fast-moving online event to celebrate achievements, people and products” in the HVAC&R and building services industry.
“ARBS will continue to build on its digital communications including the ongoing publication of the ARBS Connect newsletters and the popular online exhibitor product showcase,” says Falcke.
ARBS is an event for Australia’s HVAC&R and building services professionals. It connects more than 8,000 industry professionals, engineers, contractors and technicians with more than 300 global product and solution providers.