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 3rd Railway Brake & Friction Conference

 10 – 11 July 2018, Beijing, China 

“This event met my objectives in terms of networking and getting information about new technical developments. The information given in the presentations will come in useful in the real field. There was helpful exchange of information between car builder and supplier, operators, as well as universities and test labs and notified bodies.”

Joerg Huber, Knorr-Bremse

“This is where the railway brake and friction community comes together.”

Utku Celayir, Knorr-Bremse

“This event absolutely met my objectives because you have the opportunity to meet brake specialists in a compact but high level event.”

Joern Fritsch, Renk

The best place to learn from, and meet with, railway brake and friction experts in Asia . Unlike large trade exhibitions, which take place in the same regions, and are attended by the same people each year, this conference gives you the opportunity to meet new buyers, sellers and experts in a high-growth market. Now in its third year, this conference is a must-attend for industry, research and policy makers.

Railway Brake and Friction Conference provides a unique meeting place at which you can share, analyse and debate the latest global findings, research and cutting-edge developments in railway brakes and friction materials. For the last two years delegates from the USA, China, Russia and Europe have come together at this event in order to network and learn new technical information.

We are organising this event in Asia for the first time, and will build on the success of the previous two annual conferences that took place in the UK, and united industry, policy makers and researchers in considering pressing challenges to optimising railway brake systems worldwide.

Who attends:-

Managing Director  I  Technical Director  I  Global Sales Director  I  Head of Brakes  I Director Friction Material  I  Engineering Director I  Research and Development Director  I  Head of Rolling Stock  I  Technology Manager  I   Test Engineer   I   Lead Bogie Brake Engineer Vehicle Dynamics Engineer I   Sales Manager I  Friction Products Business Manager  I  Application Engineer, Pads and Blocks I  Technical Team Manager TSS Brake I Professor I Research Fellow I Student

You should attend this conference in order to find out  how other organisations in different countries are optimising their brake systems. In addition to the technical conference, you will also have lots of time to network, so that you can explore  new business opportunities and gain the competitive advantage.


This conference gives you the unique opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile, and also expand your own network. And it’s easy to make connections, because every single person who attends this event works in the railway industry. Previous attendees have rated this conference highly because of the unique opportunity to meet senior decision makers in an informal environment. 

Organisations that have attended Railway Brake and Friction in the UK include:- 


Alstom Transport





CARS (China Academy of Railway Science)


DB Systemtechnik


ERA (European Railway Agency)

ESG Rail


Federal-Mogul Corporation

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences



Irish Rail

Keolis Amey Docklands




MLP Friction Braking


Norske tog



Rockwool B.V Lapinus Fibres

Rowe Hankins Ltd

RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)




The Imagination Factory

Transport for London



TUEV Rheinland


Turin Polytechnic

UIC (International Union of Railways)

University of Applied Sciences Munich

University of Huddersfield

University of Leeds

University of Newcastle


WH Davis

For further information, including speaking opportunities, programme update and super early bird registration, please contact us today at hello@brakefriction.org