Returning to Melbourne in August is ARBS 2022, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition that will showcase the most extensive range of HVAC&R and building services solutions in the southern hemisphere.

Pump industry professionals won’t want to miss one of the most influential events in the HVAC&R and building services calendar. ARBS 2022 is a welcome return for the industry and set to host over 200 exhibitors, a comprehensive seminar presentation series and a renowned industry awards program.

Register for ARBS 2022 today

Registration is now open, is free, and grants entry into the exhibition across all three days. Registering in advance is the smart way to avoid the queues as the ticket is sent directly to your mobile phone or email. For more information and to register visit

Comprehensive industry seminar program

Running in conjunction with the exhibition is the ARBS Seminar Program. Each session will provide attendees with invaluable learning opportunities and the ability to accrue continuing professional development (CPD) points.

The complete program will launch shortly and will offer a full lineup of sessions that explore the latest advances and best practice methodologies within the industry at one of Australia’s most respected industry events.

ARBS 2022 seminar highlight

Michael Berger of Conserve It: Real-time on-premises chilled water plant predictive optimisation.

Chilled water plants are widely used globally for air conditioning and refrigeration applications, and account for a significant share of each building’s energy consumption. This session will present machine learning techniques that were applied to research and develop an optimal controls strategy with the objective to reduce the energy usage of the plant, while maintaining the required chilled water production.

The strategy identifies in real-time the optimal number of chillers, cooling load distribution amongst chillers and condenser water flow setpoints that minimise holistically the power usage of the plant. It relies on machine learning models of the equipment, such as chillers and pumps, to build a digital twin of the plant able to predict its power usage at virtually any conditions, and hence find the optimal points. The digital twin updates automatically based on operating data, relying on data pre-processing and expert-knowledge-driven constraints, to capture equipment performance variation over time and continuously optimise based on best available information.

The approach was developed with computing efficiency as a core requirement, leveraging the improvements in computing capabilities of edge devices in recent years, to allow the solution to be fully deployable on site, without the need for components in the cloud, and therefore eliminate hurdles such as ongoing fees and security or stability issues that may arise with constant internet connection requirements.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the underlying concepts and benefits of applying cutting-edge machine learning and optimal controls techniques to real-time plant controls. Results from deployment at  several sites will be presented to demonstrate significant energy savings, in particular given that no mechanical equipment was replaced, and continued reliable operation.

Celebrate at the ARBS Industry Awards

Book a table for your organisation to celebrate the best and brightest in Australia’s HVAC&R and building services industry with 2022 marking over a decade that the ARBS Industry Awards have rewarded the talent that sustains the industry.

The ARBS Industry Awards confer one of the industry’s most prestigious accolades to individuals and organisations, leaders, and rising stars alike, that are striving for excellence within our industry.

Popular entertainer, Andrew Daddo who is a regular face on Australian television, stage and film will host the gala awards evening. Andrew has also carved out a niche as one of Australia’s favourite corporate MCs. He has hosted high profile television events including the Logies, People’s Choice Awards, and the Australian Music Awards.

Don’t miss out on your ticket to the industry’s night of nights, book online now at, to secure your place.


ARBS 2022 takes the health and safety of its exhibitors, attendees, and staff seriously and will operate with a valid Victorian Government COVIDSafe Plan.

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Exhibition dates: 16-18 August 2022
Cost:  Exhibition – free of charge, trade visitors only
Seminars – costs to be advised with final program
Awards Presentation Dinner – costs to be advised

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