Join A.G. Coombs and HVAC&R industry colleagues at ARBS 2024

May 21, 2024

Australia’s largest HVAC&R and building services event – ARBS 2024 will be held in Sydney from 28-30 May.

Hosting over 340 exhibitors and expecting in excess of 9,000 visitors ARBS 2024 will provide unrivalled access to everything HVAC & R in the southern hemisphere.

The cutting-edge speaker series is always a must-see to learn about the latest technologies, standards and industry best practice. A.G. Coombs Group will once again be contributing to the series, involved in seven of the sessions.

Day 1: Tue, 28 May — Progressing to Net Zero & Smart Digitalisation

On the first day of the conference, Andrew Nagarajah, A.G. Coombs net zero emissions strategy development specialist will be a panellist at a session dedicated to embodied carbon in HVAC&R (session PD02), discussing how to navigate requirements, challenges, strategies and solutions.

Following that session, Daniel De Valentin, senior A.G. Coombs mechanical engineer and independent commissioning agent will be a speaker at the Electrification of the built environment AIRAH working group seminar (session SM08). The AIRAH Electrification Special Technical Group provides industry-leading technical advice on the current push towards electrification for a net-zero future, based on green energy sources. Daniel’s presentation and panel session will explore the electrification journey commercial buildings and building owners need to embark on.

Later, as part of the IB Tech Insight series, T.K. Wang. A.G. Coombs’ Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS) Account Manager will be a speaker at the Building blocks for scalable applications in smart buildings session (IB05) which will look at unlocking the potential of digitisation in smart buildings through efficient data utilisation, highlighting data models, essential for deploying scalable and cost-effective applications.

Day 2: Wed, 29 May — Diversity to empower our industry

On Day 2, A.G. Coombs is proud to sponsor the Women of AIRAH Breakfast  hosted by the Women of AIRAH Special Technical Group. The breakfast will feature ASHRAE president, Ginger Scoggins who will deliver a presentation on the challenges and opportunities for women in the HVAC industry.

After the breakfast, Aaron Clark, A.G. Coombs’ Executive Lead – Social Procurement, Inclusion & Engagement is a panellist at the Build a Thriving Future: Unlock the Power of Diversity in our Industry session (PD05). The seminar will discuss ways to shape a more diverse, equitable and successful future for our industry. Aaron’s participation in this session is reflective of A.G. Coombs’ strong leadership in building a workforce that represents the diverse communities it serves.

Day 3: Thu, 30 May — Looking towards the future

Following an ARBS Insight Tour of Sydney Place’s Salesforce Tower and another prominent building’s plant rooms, Mark Mitchell, A.G. Coombs Executive General Manager & Executive Director and AMCA Australia Board member will be a member of an informative panel session as part of the Leadership Forum and lunch. The forum will delve into the crucial topics shaping the industry, exploring the essential skills required to thrive in the future landscape, the trajectory of HVAC&R, the integration of AI and the drive towards net zero.

Concurrently, Claire Bennett, A.G. Coombs’ Manager – Learning and Development will be a panellist at the Cultivating Success: Addressing VET sector training amidst rapidly changing technology seminar (PD09). This session will address current and future skills needed in the HVAC industry, future-ready training pathways, innovative training strategies and how to position yourself for success in a technology-driven era.

With a full agenda of insightful and though-provoking seminars and workshops, ARBS 2024 promises to be the must-attend HVAC&R and building services event of the year.


Event:                  ARBS 2024

Dates:                 Tuesday to Thursday, 28-30 May 2024

Location:            International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney

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