Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 37th Annual

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

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 SUV’s
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Performance and Aftermarket Vehicles
  • Motorcycle
  • Aerospace
  • Wind Turbines
  • Railway

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 February 17, 2019.

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The Perfect Balance of Learning and Luxury

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.
Outside of the Colloquium networking, the hotel hosts several dining options for elegant business meetings or team get-togethers, from casual farm-to-table fare to fine dining.
You can get business done on the show floor and nearby with many industry manufacturers and suppliers only a short drive from Orlando.
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Executive Committee

Roy Link

Chairman & CEO
Link Engineering Co.

Roy Eastham

VP Engineering
Hi-Pad Brake Technology

Richard Kaatz

General Manager, North America Operations

Seong Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Daniel Sandberg

President & CEO
Brembo North America

Paul Smith

Senior Manager

William Vander Roest


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