EuroBrake 2021 moves fully online

EuroBrake has grown from over 50 exhibitors and 660 delegates from 15 countries in 2012 with 96 papers presented to over 100exhibitors, 1,200 delegates from more than 40 countries with 146 papers presented in 2019.

Following the disruption to events in 2020, EuroBrake 2021 will be held fully online from17 – 21 May 2021, using an event platform that is intuitive, simple, and that offers key networking functions to bring as much of the physical event as possible, direct to you wherever you are.

EuroBrake 2021 - what to expect?

The virtual platform will offer many networking benefits

Register before 31 March to take advantage of our early bird offer, which also includes access to our full back catalogue of technical papers from EuroBrake 2012 up to last year.

We will send your personal link to access the virtual event site on 3 May 2021. To get the best experience from the virtual event, ensure your profile is fully updated and that you have selected all the options that you are offering or interested in at the event.

In the virtual event site, you will be able to:

  • Update your profile to show people what you are interested in at EuroBrake
  • Tell people if you have a product or some research to share
  • Set your personal agenda with times you are available to meet/network and times you are busy
  • Select all the sessions you would like to attend and build your personal agenda
  • Download technical papers, posters, and videos
  • Private message other attendees and set up videocalls within the platform (including group calls)
  • Network with speakers
  • View special exhibitor and sponsor content and connect with these groups via messaging and video calls
  • Chat to colleagues in the open chat forums
  • Watch sessions back on-demand if you missed them live

The preliminary programme

The preliminary programme is now online. The event will run from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May with the full series of technical and panel sessions you have come to expect at the physical event, plus much more!

FISITA and the Steering Committee have been focussed on understanding how an online event will be different, what key aspects of the physical event can we keep, and what we, as a community, gain through the transition to online.

We have put together a programme that, in conjunction with the intelligent networking options already available to you within the event platform, maximises the opportunity to chat with peers and meet new contacts.

Networking, in the form of video meetings, messaging and forum chat, will be available from 06:00 until 20:00 BST each day. Targeted networking sessions aimed at allowing people to discuss the presented research, will also be available after each technical session.

The clever event platform also has functionality to suggest connections and give you percent profile matches, based on the interest tags you select when you log in.

The content hub, along with the event agenda, will contain all the event technical content, ready for you to view live or download, or watch back at your leisure and exhibitors and sponsors will have dedicated areas of content and be available to chat via the networking functions.

A message from the organisers

EuroBrake was created in 2012 to address the profound changes in the demands made by the braking industry’s customers and end-users, and to provide a forum for companies, engineers and academics working in the area of brake technology to come together to share ideas.

Following seven years of growth, EuroBrake has become established as the world’s largest technical event of its kind, attended by 1,200 delegates in 2019, with a significant technical programme of 150 technical presentations and featuring 100 international organisations within the exhibition. EuroBrake attracts a global audience of engineers, scientists, academics and executives from the industries of passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail and the wider industrial sectors.

Join the community

We invite you to join us at EuroBrake 2020, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, one of the world’s leading connected, cultural and historical destinations.

EuroBrake 2020 is set to be another record-braking year, so why not come sponsor or exhibit at the event for the opportunity to reach an influential audience of braking specialists, to share knowledge and to connect with decision-makers from leading companies around the world.

Offering an enviable climate and world-leading hub for business, Barcelona has direct links with many of the world’s Capital cities, via air, road, rail and sea, making EuroBrake 2020 extremely accessible.

Presenting at this international and highly regarded conference is your opportunity to reach an influential audience of braking specialists, to share knowledge and to connect with decision-makers from leading companies around the world. The Call for Papers will be published soon so keep an eye out for its announcement in BrakingNews!

On behalf of FISITA and the EuroBrake Steering Committee, we invite you to participate in EuroBrake 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona next year.

EuroBrake Chairman, EuroBrake Chairman
Chris Mason

Join the community

Attendee Pricing

  • Delegate Earlybird (22 Feb – 31 March): £150.00
  • Delegate Standard (1 April onwards): £200.00
  • FISITA Society Members / Corporate member  employee(1): £100.00
  • Student & Academic Delegates(2): £25.00
  • Speaker/Chair/Reviewer(3): £50.00
  • Academic Speaker/Chair/Reviewer(3): £25.00
  • Supporting Authors (non-presenting)(4): £100.00

Prices are ex. VAT

VAT is payable if you are attending the conference in a personal capacity and is payable at the rate of the country in which you are based. UK VAT is payable by UK-based companies or UK attendees. The registration system will calculate your VAT rate.

(1) Price requires a code to access. FISITA Society Members and employees of FISITA Corporate Members must email using their company email or provide evidence of affiliation to the Society.

FISITA Society Members, please email Sarah Nagle to obtain the code.

FISITA Corporate Member employees, please email Emma Georgiades from your company email address to obtain the code.

(2) Price requires a code to access. Students and academics, please email Hayley Millar from your university email address to obtain the code.

(3) Price requires a code. If you are a speaker, chair, or reviewer, you will receive your code directly from Paige Reed.

(4) Price requires a code to access. All supporting authors on submissions will receive an email with a code to obtain this rate. If you add an author to a submission after the codes have been released, please email Paige Reed to obtain the code.


Highlights from EuroBrake 2019

How to get the best out of EuroBrake Online?

To get the best out of the platform, we recommend you check you are set up and ready to go using the hints below.

  • The optimum browser to use is the latest version of Google Chrome. Other browsers will work, except Internet Explorer which is no longer supported
  • We will be using WebinarJam, Microsoft Teams and Teams Live to run the live sessions – before you access the session, please check that your company firewalls allow you to use these platforms (speakers and moderators will be offered 'Tech Check' sessions)
  • Ensure you have a fast and reliable internet connection
  • The virtual event platform is not optimised for use on a mobile phone due to the amount of content that is available - for the best result, access on a laptop/desktop computer
  • If you intend to participate in one-to-one meetings, ensure you use a computer with a working camera and microphone
  • All times are in CEST

We will release an instruction video when the platform opens in May, which will also give you some hints and tips on how to get the best experience during EuroBrake 2021.

Braking industry directory

EuroBrake Steering Committee

Jan Münchhoff
Harald Abendroth
David Barton
University of Leeds
Yannick Desplanques
Centrale Lille
Klaus Jäckel
Daimler Truck AG
Prof. Dr. -Ing.
Georg-Peter Ostermeyer
TU Braunschweig
Roberto Tione
Ludwig Vollrath
Formula Student Germany

EuroBrake Advisory Board

Jayashree Bijwe
Indian Institute of Technology
Philippe Dufrénoy
University of Lille
Stefan Dörsch
DB Systemtechnik GmbH
John Fieldhouse
JDF Consulting
Peter Filip
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Theodoros Grigoratos
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Johannes Gräber
Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
Takashi Kudo
Akebono Brake Industry Co Ltd
Ralph Lauxmann
Continental AG
Loïc Lelièvre
Michael Lingg
Volkswagen AG
Roy Link
Link Engineering Co.
Luca Martinotto
ITT Friction Technologies
Manfred Meyer
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Prof. Dr.
Jiliang Mo
Southwest Jiaotong University
Parimal Mody
Rainer Müller-Finkeldei
Daimler Truck AG
Tony Nicol
Prof. Dr.
Masaki Nishiwaki
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Franck Poisson
Seong K. Rhee
SKR Consulting LLC
Yukihiro Shiomi
Toyota Motor Corporation
Fabio Squadrani
Stephan Stass
Bosch GmbH

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