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FISITA attracts over 1,100 participants to EuroBrake 2018

31 May 2018

FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, welcomed 1,150 attendees from around the world to The Hague, Netherlands last week for EuroBrake - the world’s largest braking technology conference and exhibition.

Highlights from the event included:

  • Opening Plenary presentations from Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart, Senior Partner Automotive, Roland Berger GmbH and Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade, CEO, Institute for Particle Technology
  • EuroBrake Strategy Panel focusing on the future of software and hardware in braking technology, featuring speakers from Audi, Continental Teves AG, the German Aerospace Center, ITT Automotive, Leeds University, Robert Bosch GmbH, TU Braunschweig
  • An entire day of the conference dedicated to rail braking technology, featuring a special Strategy Panel, a cluster of technical sessions and rail posters - organisations involved included Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn AG, the European Commission, SNCF, Southwest Jiaotong University, China and Leeds University.
  • The EuroBrake Student Opportunities Programme provided 40 international students with the chance to develop their technical expertise, networking with industry professionals and gain career advice in a relaxed setting

Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “EuroBrake 2018 was a fantastic event, which showcased industry-leading research and products from some of the world’s most renowned specialists and leaders in braking technology.

“Following the success of EuroBrake’s Student Opportunities Programme in 2017, I am thrilled to have welcomed a wonderful group of students to this year’s event, who each made important industry contacts and received valuable career advice – I have no doubt that they will flourish within our community.”

Arpita Saldana, one of the 40 students awarded a place at EuroBrake said: “I want to thank the team at FISITA for all that you do. Since getting involved with EuroBrake in Dresden last year, my motivation to work in the automotive industry has grown every day. I really appreciate the effort put into organising the webinars, the Friends for Life forum, and all the ways FISITA encourages students into the industry. It was a great experience.”

Following six years of growth, EuroBrake has become established as the world’s largest technical event of its kind, attended by more than 1,100 delegates, with a significant technical programme of 140 technical presentations and attracting 100 international organisations to the exhibition. EuroBrake 2019 returns to Dresden, Germany from 21–23 May 2019.

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