Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 37th Annual

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

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Everything Braking

In the last few years, significant and rapid advancements towards improved safety and electric/automated vehicles are quickly transforming brake development. The annual Brake Colloquium remains the preeminent gathering of Brake professionals in North America to bring these advancements into focus.

Brake provides the industry a platform to examine government regulation, friction materials, noise abatement, and improvement of brake performance and a national stage to present new technology and network with 800+ braking experts.

Everything braking is here.


Everything brake science and technology

Join engineers, executives, management and marketing professionals for four full days of networking and immersive discussion and learning about brake design, emissions, materials, NVH, testing and more.

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Available Until August 6, 2020

What three critical impacts should you consider when designing tomorrow’s brake systems? Join The Brake Report, SAE and brake experts from Ford, Zoox, Federal-Mogul, and KB Autosys for our August 6, noon EDT webcast. We’ll discuss how braking systems are being transformed by hybrid and electric vehicle systems, ADAS, AEB and other automated features, and upcoming regulations and standards.

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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.

Opening Keynote

Michael Robinet

Executive Director, IHS Markit

During his keynote on Monday, September 23, Michael Robinet will address the ‘Five Forces’ impacting the future of the global automotive industry and how these apply to innovation and evolution of braking for the future. These include the impact of China, Electrified Propulsion, Autonomous Technology, Formation of New OEM Entities and Value Change within the Automotive Ecosystem.  Virtually every vehicle system (including braking) will require new strategies to harness these changes.

Michael Robinet was promoted to Executive Director of IHS Markit Automotive Advisory Services in December 2018 – driving industry thought leadership in the field of light vehicle automotive market dynamics and supplier strategy. From December 2011 to November 2018, Michael was the Managing Director leading the North American Automotive Advisory Team. Until late 2011, he served as the Director of Global Vehicle Production Forecasts for IHS Automotive from 1996.

In his role as Executive Director in the global automotive advisory practice, Michael builds upon his experience as a leader and innovator in automotive research. He works with decisionmakers at suppliers and OEMs in the fields of supplier strategy, global production forecasting, tracking future product programs (FPPs), analyzing sourcing and production strategies to serve OEM, supplier and government entities throughout the global industry.

Michael has over three decades of experience in automotive forecasting, strategic analysis and manufacturing finance. Prior to joining CSM Worldwide/IHS Markit, he worked at several research companies and was schooled in finance at a Tier 1 supplier. He regularly consults with industry executives and presents at global OEM and supplier conferences/ symposiums - being widely quoted by worldwide media on a variety of critical industry topics.

Michael holds an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA – both from the University of Windsor, Canada. He is a board member of the Automotive Hall of Fame, Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Automotive Press Association (APA), Detroit Economic Club (DEC) and the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). He is a founding director of the Canada-US Business Association (CUSBA) and a board member of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA). Michael also pens a monthly column called ‘Supplier Eye’ for SAE’s Automotive Engineering Magazine.

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Executive Committee

Roy Link

Chairman & CEO
Link Engineering Co.

Richard Kaatz

General Manager, North America Operations

Chris McCormick

Engineering Director, ZF

Dr. Seong Kwan Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Daniel Sandberg

Brembo North America

Paul Smith

Senior Manager

Gregory Vyletel

Executive Director
Brake Engineering at First Brands Group, LLC

James Webster

Global Brake Manager
General Motors

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

Georg Ostermeyer

TU Braunschweig

Kurt Person

Innovation and Management Services LLC

Mike Petrovski

Ford Motor Company

Kuldip Singh Rathee

Ask Automotive Pvt. Ltd.

Eric Roszman

Akebono Brake Corp.

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

Director of Advanced Technology Development
Link Engineering Company

Dave Antanaitis

Technical Fellow - Brakes and Controls
General Motors

Richard Kaatz

General Manager, North America Operations

Dr. Seong Kwan Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Gregory Vyletel

Executive Director
Brake Engineering at First Brands Group, LLC