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2nd Annual Railway Brake and Friction Conference

Optimise your brake systems


15 November 2017, Derby, UK 

More information on railway brakes and friction materials than  any other conference

Railway Brake and Friction Conference brings together brake professionals like you – policy makers, industry experts, and academics – to discuss strategies for optimising brake systems. 

This is the largest and most comprehensive conference dedicated to railway brake and friction materials, and where the railway brake community comes together for one day in order to network, learn new information and develop new business opportunities.

You will find a conference programme full of technical information, regulatory updates, and new insights from different stakeholders  so that you take away actionable insights.

The conference programme is under development.

Confirmed sessions so far include:- 

  • UIC brake pad certification 
  • Composite brake blocks in harsh winter conditions
  • Magnetic train brakes 
  • Braking and brake assessment for autonomous trains using computer vision, machine learning and big data
  • Innovative freight wagon
  • Design of a multi axle roller rig for the study of wheel-rail contact adhesion and cleaning effect of the rail
  • Low track adhesion

If you would like to nominate speakers or sessions for the conference, please email hello@brakefriction.org today

Attend this conference and you will:-

hear new technical information from industry, policy makers and researchers 

save time and money by meeting buyers and sellers under one roof in one day  

I  network with your peers from across the world in Derby; home to the largest cluster of railway companies anywhere in the world

Book your exhibition space today, put your organisation in the spotlight and:-

I increase your number of on-site business meetings

I meet your customers face-to-face 

I make it easy for people to find your products and services

we will create a package that is just right for your needs and your budget

Your colleagues from the following organisations attended last year:-


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




MLP Friction Braking


Rockwool B.V Lapinus Fibres

RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)



The Imagination Factory

Transport for London


TUEV Rheinland

UIC (International Union of Railways)

University of Applied Sciences Munich

University of Huddersfield