2022 Conference Dates Announced

On behalf of the Corporate Registers Forum, we invite you to join the CRF Annual Conference, which will be held in Paradise Island Resort, Maldives from September 21 – 24, 2022. This will be our first in-person meeting welcoming members and non-members from across the globe as we emerge from the pandemic.

The theme of the Conference is “Transforming Business Registries for the post-pandemic era”. Join us to share ideas and experience in building a more resilient future for business registries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Maldives – the most desired destination in the world!

Mariyam Visam
2022 Conference Director

Visit the dedicated conference website https://crf2022maldives.org/

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Consultation for the Business Enabling Environment Project

Business Enabling Environment (BEE)*

The World Bank is looking for feedback and contributions on their pre-concept note of the new Business Enabling Environment (BEE) project.

CRF members might be interested to review the proposed approach and consider the value it could bring to private sector development, economic reforms, the role of business registries to an economy and research in general.

The World Bank Group is formulating a new approach to assessing the business and investment climate in economies worldwide following the discontinuation of the Doing Business project.

You can provide your comments and feedback through a dedicated consultation page between February 8 and March 8, 2022.

Updates on the development of the new Business Enabling Environment (BEE) project will be published on https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/business-enabling-environment as they become available.

 

 

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The results from the first digital International Business Registers Survey and Report

The results from the first digital International Registers Survey and Report (launched in October 2021 in collaboration with EBRA, CRF, IACA and ASORLAC) are now available.

The digital survey is an update to the original printed Registers Report, which has been running for over 20 years.

This first digital survey looked at Business Register legal settings and Business Dynamics.  There were 85 responses from Company Registers across the world . The survey closed in November 2021 and the results were available on the new digital tool in December 2021.

The new digital format also means the results are available in a quicker timescale and in a more dynamic format, rather than in a printed report. This new approach will enable the survey will be run twice a year with a different focus each time.

The European Business Registers Association is organizing workshops in the next few months to assist in how to use the new digital tool to see the results.  It is also an opportunity to answer any questions and offer feedback on the new digital survey. Those interested in participating are invited to email Chiara at survey@ebra.be.

To see the full results, you can click here.

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2021 International Business Registers Survey

The 2021 International Business Registers Survey is now open.

During the 2021 European Business Registry Association (EBRA) Conference, the IBRR Working Group presented a project to innovate the International Business Registers Survey, which has been in existence since 2001. The goal was to transform it into shorter, digital surveys on specific topics to be launched twice a year.

The first digital International Business Registers Survey is now open for responses!

The survey is open to all business registers and is a joint collaboration with EBRA partner organisations, ASORLAC (Association of Registers of Latin America and the Caribbean), CRF (Corporate Registers Forum), and IACA (International Association of Commercial Administrators).

This first survey focuses on Business Registers legal settings and Business Dynamics. Thanks to the reduced number of questions, the survey is quicker to complete and will give meaningful responses with a shorter turnaround time.

The digital tool is easy to use and we are looking forward to sharing the results soon.

To access the survey follow this link https://ebra.be/international-surveys/

For more information, please contact:

Ana Del Valle or Julian Lamb
Email: survey@ebra.be

The CRF strongly encourages members to participate. It’s great to have your registries results profiled against others from around the globe.

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CRF Conference 2021 – Save the Date!

We are pleased and excited to bring to your attention the first virtual CRF Conference!

The virtual conference is a free event to CRF members and will be hosted by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) will be held online over the 9th, 10th and 11th November 2021.

Our hosts have prepared for what will be a very informative and insightful conference under the theme of ‘Ease of Doing Business; The role of Corporate Registries’

For more information visit the  Virtual Conference Page

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New CRF President

The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) announces that Rosanne Bell, CRF President, will be stepping down from the role from 1 August 2021.

Rosanne Bell – Outgoing CRF President

Rosanne Bell

Rosanne has a long association with the CRF and has held roles on the Executive Committee for many years (since 2007) prior to her appointment as CRF President in 2017. On behalf of the CRF, the CRF Executive Committee wish to thank Rosanne for the important role she has played in CRF with nearly 14 continuous years as a valued Executive Committee member and for the last 4 years as our inspirational President.

We wish Rosanne all the best in her future endeavours.

 

Louise Smyth
Louise Smyth – CRF President

Louise Smyth

The Executive Committee has appointed Louise Smyth (Chief Executive, Registrar of Companies, Companies House, United Kingdom) as transitional President to take over from Rosanne.

Louise Smyth will hold the position of President until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November 2021 where CRF members will be asked to vote on a replacement in accordance with the CRF’s constitution.

 

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Global Registry Associations Memorandum of Understanding Signed

The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with our partner organisations the European Business Registers Association (EBRA) and the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA).

The MOU recognises the desire of each signatory to share information and knowledge, to provide mutual assistance and participation in collaborative activities recognising the parties’ common interests in robust business registries.

A copy of the MOU is available here –  Signed MOU CRF EBRA IACA May 2021

 

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COVID-19 CASE STUDIES 2021

CRF Members have participated in a study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Business Registries.

This is an international initiative in collaboration with our partner associations, the European Business Registry Association (EBRA), the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) and the Association of Registers of Latin America and the Caribbean (ASORLAC).

 


Click on the links below to access the individual case studies from our Members.

Kazakhstan 🇰🇿

Covid-19 Case Study Kazakhstan

Labuan 🇲🇾

Covid-19 Case Study Labuan

Myanmar 🇲🇲

Covid-19 Case Study Myanmar

North Macedonia 🇲🇰

Covid-19 Case Study North Macedonia

Singapore 🇸🇬

Covid-19 Case Study Singapore

Uganda 🇺🇬

Covid-19 Case Study Uganda

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Covid-19 Case Study United Kingdom


 

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For the case studies of members of the European Business Registers Association click here

A copy of the original questionnaire and guidelines is also available here.

 

 

 

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Feedback Wanted Doing Business Methodology

The World Bank Group has launched an external review of the Doing Business methodology.

The External Review Panel would like to hear from interested persons by April 16, 2021 on how to improve the Doing Business methodology, including refining existing indicators, adopting new ones, and enhancing the data gathering process.

See https://consultations.worldbank.org/consultation/seeking-feedback-doing-business-methodology

 

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