The Air-conditioning, Refrigeration Building Services Exhibition (ARBS) has been postponed, as Melbourne digs in for a long fight with COVID-19’s Delta strain.
Previously rescheduled to April, the event has now been moved to 16 to 18 August next year. The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors, staff and attendees.
“Given the current COVID-19 situation in Australia, combined with the difficulty in predicting the outlook for early 2022, it was felt a short delay would bring about more certainty, allowing ARBS to deliver on its full show format,” says exhibition manager Sue Falcke. In making the decision, Falcke and her team anticipate the situation in Australia will be much improved by August 2022.
Revised dates for the call for speakers and award nomination entries will be advised in the coming weeks, says a media release. The host venue, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, remains the same.