Organisers of the ARBS 2016 exhibition invite air conditioning, refrigeration and building services professionals to submit abstracts for seminars, panels and workshops at the major industry event.

Presenting an opportunity to HVAC&R and building services professionals to share expertise, innovation and best practice across all sectors of the industry, the seminars will run during Australia’s biggest international Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) exhibition to be held in Melbourne from 17 May to 19 May 2016.

A key component of the exhibition, the seminar program combines leading-edge education with networking opportunities for HVAC&R and building services professionals.

Speaker submissions can be made in several areas including (but not limited to): Case studies and real-world applications; Future technologies; Innovation; War stories – what went wrong and lessons learnt; Hot industry issues; Energy efficiency/ green design; Emerging trends in building design, and the impact for HVAC&R; Sustainable applications; Regulatory and compliance issues; Standards and rating tools; Project and facility management; Legal and risk management; Renewable technologies/ geothermal and alternative power.

The format can be a seminar, panel session or workshop of 30-90 minutes in duration.

Speaker submissions close at 5pm on 30 November 2015. Guidelines and submission forms are available for download at, or can be emailed by sending a request to [email protected]

ARBS 2016 Call for Speaker key dates

30 November 2015: Deadline for abstract applications

21 December 2015: Provisional acceptance of abstract

1 February 2016: Deadline for full presentation and speaker biography

21 February 2016: Applicant notified of acceptance


The ARBS 2016 will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne from Tuesday 17 May to Thursday 19 May 2016.