Technical Workshop – Pretoria

Reports indicated the technical workshop hosted by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa between 23-25 August 2017 was an outstanding success with over 70 attendees. The CRF ExcO would like to thank Rory Voller and his hard working CIPC team for a well organised and attended event.

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UK Companies House announces new Chief Executive

Louise Smyth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Companies House and The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales effective September 2017.

Louise joins Companies House from a long career at the Intellectual Property Office, including roles as Director of IT, Director of Corporate Services and latterly as Chief Operating Officer.  For the full story click here.

CRF – Upcoming Events


The executive have the pleasure in announcing dates for the following events.

1. Annual CRF conference to be hosted by the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority of Botswana 21-25 May 2018. For further details contact Mr Conductor Paul Masena

CRF Bursary Scheme announcement

The Executive Committee are pleased to announce a new Conference Assistance Scheme. CRF members can apply for a bursary to help fund conference attendance fees at the annual CRF conference and any CRF related events during the year. The scheme can also be used to assist host jurisdictions in covering costs for speakers at these events.  The annual budget will be up to USD 2,000 per annum.

For full details of the bursary scheme, CLICK HERE.  The bursary application scheme can be found HERE.


The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) co-organised the 2nd CRF Technical Workshop held on 18 & 19 October 2016 at the Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The workshop was attended by participants from New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong S.A.R., Netherlands, Solomon Islands, the Republic of Vanuatu, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Republic of Turkey, Labuan, Vietnam, the Republic of Maldives and Tunisia. The theme of the workshop was “The Future Role of the Registry and it was divided into 8 sessions discussing topics ranging from beneficial ownership, data integrity, delinquent directors, cross-border cooperation, corporate service providers and collateral registry. Speakers for the workshop comprised of fellow international corporate regulators, international bodies and speakers from MITI, MAICSA and SSM. Part of the programme of the workshop was a visit to the SSM Headquarters located at KL Sentral. During the visit, the participants were briefed on operational matters and taken on a tour of SSM and also the SSM ExBiz on the Go Bus. SSM would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants and speakers for their participation, sharing of knowledge and information and for making the workshop a success.

CRF Newsletter September 2016

To all members, greetings from the CRF Executive . We invite you to download our September 2016 Newsletter.  We wish to draw your attention to the forthcoming CRF Technical Workshop to be hosted by SSM Malaysia from 18-19 October.  We also invite you to download the Technical workshop program and Attendance application form.  As always the executive welcome your feedback, your views or interesting articles to publish in future publications.