CRF Virtual Conference, Uganda
Tukusanyukidde! The 16th Annual CRF Conference was held virtually (wholly online) and will be hosted by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB). The conference ran from the 9-11 November 2021.
The conference theme was Ease of Doing Business: The role of Corporate Registries
(The physical conference planned for Kampala, Uganda in September 2020 was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
Conference topics will include (Note times shown are UTC):Download PDF
07:00 - 07:50
Official opening ceremony
07:50 - 08:10
Introductions and attendees list
08:30 - 08:50
Introducing the Uganda Registration Services Bureau
08:50 - 09:10
How registries have supported businesses throughout COVID-19
09:20 - 10:00
How Block Chain and Artificial Intelligence can help registries to support business
10:00 - 10:30
Benchmarking as a tool to drive improvement
07:10 - 08:10
Partnering with enterprises to deliver modern registries.
08:30 - 09:40
Cross border integration of business registers to facilitate international trade.
09:40 - 10:30
ALEI (Authoritative Legal Entity Identifier) and ISO: 8000-116
07:10 - 07:40
Challenges faced by corporate registries in supporting economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment
08:00 - 09:10
Partnering across government in delivery of registry services’ (Challenges and opportunities)
09:10 - 09:30
Updates from international partner registry organisations
09:30 - 10:30
Closing Ceremony, CRF 2022 hosting announcement and AGM update. Closing plenary, CRF President
The 2021 Conference will be held online. The details for how to connect and participate in the event will be shared with those who register below.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic no travel is required to participate in the 2021 conference.
Ms. Mercy K. Kainobwisho
Welcome to the Corporate Registers Forum Conference 2021.
This year the conference will be purely virtual given that our world is still being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are pleased to announce that Uganda will be hosting the Corporate Registers Forum from November 09th – 11th, 2021 under the theme:
Ease of Doing Business: The Role of Corporate Registries
The conference will bring together expert in registration and related areas, who will share experiences as we continue to learn about the role played by Corporate Registries especially with changes brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and the need for agility, adaptability and versatility that come with change.
We look forward to interacting and engaging with you at the conference.
Since 2005 Michael has been the Registry Services Manager at the New Zealand Companies Office. Between 1993 and 2005, Michael held the position of ICT General Operations Manager for the Ministry of Economic Development.
Within the Companies Office, Michael is responsible for the delivery of all New Zealand Companies Office services mainly through electronic systems and the internet for registers relating to Companies, Personal Properties Securities, Superannuation Funds, Incorporated Societies, Building Societies, Charitable Trusts, Unit Trusts, Friendly Societies Motor Vehicles Traders and Credit Unions. Michael also oversees the New Zealand Companies Office international registry reform projects within developing countries, working extensively in the Pacific region and in Africa.
Michael holds the executive position of Secretariat for the Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) a role he was appointed to in 2011.
Louise Smyth joined Companies House in September 2017 as Chief Executive and Registrar for England and Wales.
Before joining Companies House Louise held a number of senior positions at the International Property Office (IPO), including director of IT, Director of People, Places & Services.
Louise went on to become Chief Operating Officer in 2014, responsible for Corporate Services: IT, People, Places and Services and Finance.
Head of registry practice NRD Companies
Thomas A. Baafi
Chief Executive Officer Bsystems Limited
Director of Insolvency and Receivership Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)
Registration for CRF2021 has now closed. Thank you to those who have registered.
The conference will be held on a dedicated platform (not this site) which may be accessed here https://crf2021uganda.pathable.eu/
If you registered to participate on this site you should have received an email from CRF Virtual Conference 2021 – Uganda firstname.lastname@example.org (check your spam folder in case it has been directed there).
The email contains a link for you to activate your account on the conference platform ahead of the conference. You will also need to retain the email as it contains the link that will enable you to log back in to join the conference sessions you wish to attend.
It is important that you complete the account activation step as soon as possible.
Thank you and we hope you enjoy the conference!