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Moving Towards Circular Economy: 13th Asian Automotive Environmental Forum 迈向循环经济:第十三届亚洲汽车环保论坛 The 13th Asian Automotive Environ- mental Forum AAEF) is scheduled from 22nd to 25th May 2024 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) Selangor in conjunction with the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 Hosted by the Malaysia Automotive Re- cyclers Association (MAARA) and co-or- ganised by Malaysia Automotive Robotic and and Tot Institute (MARii) with close co-op- eration and and support from the Japan Au- tomotive Recyclers Association (JARA) the AAEF serves as a a a a a a global platform for for for sharing information on on on on reducing environ- mental impact and contributing to the re- alisation of a a a a a a a recycling-based society With the the the theme ’Moving Towards Circu- lar Economy’ the the the forum aims to to create awareness among automotive market players particularly recyclers on on on the role of of a a a a a a a a a a circular economy in in a a a a a a a a a a sustainable de- velopment and and the importance of of preserv- ing ing environment and and conserving biodiver- sity for a a a a a better tomorrow Aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of protecting the the the planet this marks the the the the first time the the the the forum is is held alongside the the the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 organised by MARii which is is claimed to to be the the largest show in the the country The Malaysia Autoshow is is expecting to to to to draw 200 000 visitors to to to to explore the the the lat- est offerings in in the the the market Guided by the the the National Automotive Policy (NAP 2020) it it positions Malaysia as a a a a a a a a a a a hub for Next Gen- eration Vehicles (NGVs) that features a a a a a a a a a a diverse showcase of vehicles including internal combustion engines hybrids and and EVs alongside two-wheeler exhibits and and tech displays Aside from attending the the forum partici- pants could visit visit the the Malaysia Autoshow as as well as as participate in in factory visits an an option to to join a a a a a a a a a a a a a golf trip trip or or or a a a a a a a a a a a a a Putrajaya sightseeing trip trip (only for applicants) Established in 2008 MAARA is is is a a a a a non-governmental organisation to to pro- mote automotive recycling in in Malaysia It is an an affiliated member of Japan Automo- tive Recyclers Association Association (JAARA) Aus- tralia Auto Auto Recycles Association Association (ARAA) America Automotive Automotive Recyclers Recyclers Associa- tion tion (ARA) Korea Automotive Automotive Recyclers Recyclers Association Association (KARA) Canada Automo- tive Recyclers Association Association (ARRAC) and among others MAARA works together with these global auto recycler associations to to to bring ad- 36 truck & bus news 2024/2 

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