AIRAH unveils its complete 2017 conference schedule

Underscoring a long-standing commitment to provide the industry with best-practice HVAC&R information, AIRAH has announced a compelling 2017 conference schedule.

Included in the program are the Refrigeration 2017 conference to be held in Melbourne in March; the Building Physics Forum, which will take place in Brisbane in June; the Pre-loved Buildings Forum, a one-day event in Sydney in August; The Future of HVAC 2017 conference to take place in Sydney in September; and the Building Simulation Conference 2017, which will be hosted with the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) in Melbourne in November.

“At AIRAH, we recognise that it is our steadfast responsibility to help improve HVAC&R technical knowledge and expertise,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “We take great pride in the curation of our annual conference schedule, and I’m confident that we can improve on the successful program we delivered in 2016. With conferences taking place across Australia, the 2017 schedule will appeal to the learning needs of our members, as well as the wider HVAC&R industry.” 

The 2017 schedule kicks off with the two-day Refrigeration 2017 conference, which takes place in Melbourne from March 27–28. Featuring two renowned international keynote speakers, the conference will look at the state of the industry, and how it may respond to the future challenges initiated by COP 21 and the global HFC phase-down.

Refrigeration 2017 will also include sessions reviewing the latest technologies. The conference trade display will provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with leading industry suppliers and their latest refrigeration technology offerings. 

Now in its fifth year, The Future of HVAC Conference returns to Sydney this year from September 13–14. AIRAH’s marquee conference, The Future of HVAC 2017 will provide insight into the issues, practices, technologies, regulation and design approaches affecting the HVAC industry now and into the future.

New for 2017, the Building Physics Forum in Brisbane (June 15) and the Pre-loved Buildings Forum in Sydney (August 3) add further depth to the conference schedule. The one-day forums provide an ideal setting for the industry’s movers and shakers to discuss specialised aspects of the built environment.   

Closing out the 2017 schedule is the Building Simulation Conference in Melbourne over November 15–16. Held in cooperation with IBPSA, this conference will provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information between simulation researchers, simulation developers, building designers, and government legislators. 

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