The ARBS 2020 exhibition has been rescheduled due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, and will now be held next year.

ARBS Exhibitions announced that ARBS 2021 will be held Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

ARBS exhibition manager Sue Falcke said, “Given that current predictions determine the virus situation could continue for up to six months and maybe even longer, we have focused our efforts on moving the exhibition into 2021 when we feel it will be most appropriate and safest to reschedule.”

The venue will remain the same, with the same floor plan and itinerary proposed for ARBS 2020 also retained for the 2021 edition. Over 300 exhibitors are confirmed for the prestigious ARBS event, which will also include the industry awards program and a comprehensive seminar series.

ARBS has also announced their enhanced digital offering, which will soon be available on their website. This is an extended platform that will showcase comprehensive product information, pictures and video material to provide a more in-depth connection between ARBS exhibitors and their customers.

Simon Bradwell, managing director of ebm-papst ANZ, AREMA director and ARBS director/secretary said, “At the end of this crisis I know we will absolutely need to be at ARBS to reassure our customers and our suppliers, and to give ourselves the best opportunity to rebuild for a stronger more resilient industry for the future.”

ARBS is Australia's premier event for HVAC&R and building services professionals.