South and Southeast Asia Brake Conference and Exhibition 2018

Sunday 4 - Tuesday 6 February 2018

Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel



South and Southeast Asia and South Asia regions, with more than 2.4 billion people, have become a very important strategic location in the world. Here, you can find various means of transport, ranging from passenger car, van, pickup truck, tuk-tuk, two-wheeler, songthaew, rickshaw, monorail and many other modes of transport to compliment the population density. Just like the conventional transport means that are popular around the world, these modes of transport need brakes as part of safety precautions.

ASIA Brake Conference and Exhibition (formerly known as ASEAN Brake) was created in 2015 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.

It is our privilege and honour to invite you to the 2018 Asia Brake Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from Sunday 4 – Tuesday 6 February 2018. This conference will be held at Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel. We expect to host more than 300 participants from various countries from every continents at the only ASIA Brake conference in 2018. As always, the conference and exhibition will bring together international professionals and academia members from the fields of braking systems, brakes and friction materials.

The conference and exhibition is organized jointly by Acme International (Thailand) Limited and Compact International Co., Ltd. The event offers professionals an outstanding platform to display the achievements of the Asian community to the international audience and to get to know other professionals both from private and public sectors.

Invited Guest Speakers


Eros Sales

Global Friction Application director, ITT Motion Technologies

Ingredient Variability and Its Effect on Friction Materials Performance


George Ostermeyer

Professor Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations

On emissions of brakes


John David Fieldhouse

Advisor to Industry

Fundamentals of Brake design

Yossapong Laoonual

Yossapong Laoonual

President Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand

Electric Vehicle Technology and Updates on Thailand


Harald Abendroth - Chairman, EuroBrake

Status Report ISO Sub-working Group "Brake Linings and Friction Couples"

Brake / friction material testing consumes a major part of development costs and time. The global character of car business requires global test specifications. An overview will be given on new standardization projects and existing standards under review.

Activitities equally relate to passenger car and commercial vehicle brakes, discs and drums. New activities pay specific attention to regions which were not sufficiently integrated in previous standardization efforts like Asea and South America.

About 40 years of experience in brake/ friction engineering. Development of worldwide standard test equipment and test procedures. Numerous presentations /publications at international conferences. Cosultant, chair of EuroBrake 2016 , chair of ISO Sub-working Group “Brake Linings and Friction Couples”


Prof. Dr. John David Fieldhouse - Visiting Professor, the University of Bradford

Looking at Brake Design and Squeal Issues.

The presentation compares disc brake designs – small car to heavy commercial - and shows that there is little difference in the overall principal characteristics related to noise propensity. It concentrates on common noise issues and the similarity of design features. Disc/pad interface geometry is introduced and as a result it demonstrates how, and why, chamfers do influence noise propensity. In addition the pad “center of pressure” is considered, its leading position being another common occurrence during braking and a source of noise generation.

John is an apprentice trained engineer with 19 years industrial experience as a design and development engineer. He obtained his first degree at the University of Leeds and after leaving industry for an academic life completed his PhD at the University of Huddersfield. His Thesis title was “The Investigation of Brake Noise Using Holographic Interferometry”. His responsibilities at Huddersfield included design and automotive engineering development. He established what was recognized as one of the best academic engineering design studios in the UK and was awarded National Teaching Fellowship status. He also established an automotive engineering teaching and research laboratory, which included an internationally recognized braking research laboratory, and in 2010 he was appointed Professor of Automotive Engineering.

He has published over 150 conference and journal articles related to brake noise & judder, the teaching of engineering design and the education of automotive engineering “fit for purpose”.

After retiring from Huddersfield he joined the University of Bradford where he is active in developing their brake research laboratory.

His current interests continue with brake noise related problems but his growing passion is encouraging industry to become more involved in the international education of automotive engineers.

He is a core member of FISITA Education Committee where he introduced, and is responsible for the organisation of, their technical sessions and discussion forums at FISITA Congress (in Busan, South Korea in 2016) – their focus being industry/academic partnership and best practice in teaching. He is also an active member of the IMechE Automotive Division Committee where he represents FISITA and again promotes the education of automotive engineers. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the SAE Brake Colloquium and also EuroBrake.


Eros Sales - Global friction application director, ITT Motion Technologies

OEM quality requirement for friction material and influence of rotor composition on friction material characteristics

An increased numbers and types of control and requirements from development phase to normal production have been introduced in OE friction material to improve the level of quality. Capability and reduction of the tolerances are requested more and more by OEM and caliper makers. But several characteristics of friction material are influenced by other brake system components as for example rotors and the introduction of their more deep control and their more strict tolerances can reduce the risk of warranty return from the market.

ITT has developed a protocol for rotor characterization and the analysis of different localized production of rotors used in the same platform have put in evidence big differences in Eigen frequency, chemical composition, hardness, coefficient of friction… as consequence an increase of market complain

Degree in chemistry Since 1986 working in itt friction (closed to 30 years experience in friction development) in r&d departement First as compounder, followed as global project mangement director and now as friction global application director. I am living in italy closed to the alpes and I like Climbing and nordic sky

Contact Persons

For sponsorship and exhibition

Boonyawat Teeraprawatekul (Boon)

Acme International (Thailand) Limited

630 On-nuch 54, Sukhumvit 77, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

Tel: +66 2 320 5200

Fax: +66 2 320 5208

Mobile: +66 85 155 4511


For technical paper submission

Meechai Sriwiboon

Compact International (1994) Co., Ltd.

36 Moo 4 Nongchumphon Khaoyoi Phetchaburi 76140. THAILAND

Tel: +66 32 447 661 ext.211

Fax: +66 32 795 046

Mobile: + 66 89 615 6111


For registration and event administration

Tantika Sirikitisup (Pam)

Acme International (Thailand) Limited

630 On-nuch 54, Sukhumvit 77, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

Tel: + 66 2 320 5200 Ext 118

Fax: +66 2 320 5208