Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 37th Annual

September 22-25, 2019 │ Orlando, FL, USA

Contribute Your Expertise to America's Largest Brake Gathering

Over the past years, significant and rapid changes have quickly transformed brake development and the annual Brake Colloquium remains the preeminent gathering of Brake professionals in North America to bring these advancements into focus.
The Technical Program Committee invites you to make your contribution to the current of innovation and advancements in braking that will once again flow throughout the 2019 Brake Colloquium program. Make the 2019 Brake Colloquium a springboard to increase your profile among the over 800 attending global industry professionals and decisions makers who make the Brake Colloquium a must-attend event on their calendars, including executives, engineers, researchers and academic professionals.
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The Colloquium covers critical scientific and standards development impacting entire braking system including rotor, caliper and pad design, and development. Submissions are open for topics across industry segments, including:

  • Cars, trucks, and SUVs
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Performance and Aftermarket Vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Aerospace
  • Wind Turbines
  • Railways

Move your industry forward and shape the future of brake development to support today’s demands and the evolving world of automated and electrified vehicle technology.

Submissions are due by Feb. 17, 2019.

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The Perfect Balance of Learning and Business

The 2019 Brake Colloquium at JW Marriott Grande Lakes

When it’s time to put the brakes on your learning at the Colloquium, the JW Marriott Grande Lakes offers the ultimate opportunity for relaxing in a lush setting of over 500 acres yet still easily accessible to the multitude of Orlando attractions. Take advantage of the lazy river, outdoor pool, and Grande Lakes Sports.

As a Brake attendee, you’ll also enjoy The Ritz-Carlton Spa® Orlando and the par-72 golf course designed by Greg Norman that will play host to the annual Brake Colloquium Golf Outing.

You can get business done on the show floor and nearby with many industry manufacturers and suppliers only a short drive from Orlando. The city of Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center nationally recognized as a cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida.

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Media Partner

Executive Committee

Roy Link

Chairman & CEO
Link Engineering Co.

Richard Kaatz

General Manager, North America Operations

Chris McCormick

Engineering Director, ZF

Seong Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Daniel Sandberg

President & CEO
Brembo North America

Paul Smith

Senior Manager

Gregory Vyletel

V.P.-Global IAM Engineering-Braking
Federal-Mogul Motorparts

James Webster

General Motors Global R&D

Advisory Board

Harald Abendroth


Yuichiro Akita

Honda R&D Americas Inc.

Jayashree Bijwe

Indian Institute of Technology

Bart Cann

BWI Group

Gilberto Crosa

John Fieldhouse

JDF Consulting

Peter Filip

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Kasem Issaraphithakkul

Compact International (1994) Co. Ltd.

Ho Jang

Korea University

Se-Il Kim

Hyundai Mobis

ShinWan Kim

KB AutoSys

Takashi Kudo

Akebono Corp.

Masaaki Nishiwaki

Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Georg Ostermeyer

TU Braunschweig

Kurt Person

HAYES Performance Systems

Mike Petrovski

Ford Motor Company

Kuldip Singh Rathee

Ask Automotive Pvt. Ltd.

Yukihiro Shiomi

Toyota Motor Corp.

S. Viji

Brakes India Pvt. Ltd.

Robert Waninger

Audi AG

Marvin Weintraub

MHW Ltd.

Wang Yao

China Friction & Sealing Material Association

Technical Program Advisory Group

Carlos Agudelo

Link Engineering

Dave Antanaitis

General Motors

Eric Denys

Wolverine Advanced Materials

Richard Kaatz

General Manager, North America Operations

Seong Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Gregory Vyletel

V.P.-Global IAM Engineering-Braking
Federal-Mogul Motorparts