Annual General Meeting 2022

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with 5.5 of our Constitution, the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Corporate Registers Forum will take place on 24 September 2022 at the Conference venue, Maldives.

The AGM will be held in person.  However voting for all AGM business, with the exception of consideration of the new CRF Strategy, will take place remotely, in advance of the meeting. To ensure we reach a quorum, if you do not plan to attend the in-person AGM we kindly request that you complete a proxy form allowing us to count you as present.

Members Business
In accordance with 5.6.2 Members are invited to table any other business for consideration and/or decision at the General Meeting.  Notice of any such business and proposed resolutions are required to be submitted before 10 August 2022. Business can be tabled by completing this form.

Executive Committee elections
There are five (5) vacancies on the Executive Committee this year.  Meetings are held monthly, and via MS Teams. All members elected to the Executive are elected for a period of 2 years and are expected to make every effort to attend themselves.  If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee and helping to drive forward the development of the CRF, please complete this form.  In the event that more applications are received than vacancies, said vacancies will be filled by an election of majority votes cast.

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Conference 2022: Draft Agenda Released

We are pleased to publish the Draft Agenda for our 2022 Conference, hosted by the Maldives.  The full and up to date Agenda can be found by visiting the Conference micro-site.

Remember, registration closes on 31 July 2022.  Being a global organisation, we recognise that cost can sometimes be a barrier to some members in attending the Annual Conference. Members can apply for a bursary to help them meet the costs of conference attendance. The annual budget will be up to USD 2,000 per jurisdiction per year and applications can be made up until 07 August.

If you have any questions, please get in touch

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The form on the contact page.

 

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Conference Assistance Scheme (Bursary)

The CRF operates a 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 annual budget will be up to USD 2,000 per jurisdiction per year and applications can be made by completing this online form.  Applications close on 7 August.

You can register for the Conference here.  Registration closes on 31 July.

 

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Conference 2022 -Registration deadline extended

🤩In the last week we’ve had a surge in interest to attend our first in person conference since 2019. Our Conference team has been inundated with requests.

🗓️So, we are pleased to announce that we have EXTENDED the deadline to register for this year’s Conference to 31 July 2022. Please get in touch with any questions, including accommodation options.

🖱️Don’t relay, register today.

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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/

Maldives Conference Banner

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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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A Fond Farewell to Our Friend Ada Chung

The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) Community wishes Ada Chung, the former Registrar of Companies for Hong Kong, all the very best in her new role as Hong Kong’s new privacy commissioner.  Ms Chung has served on the CRF Executive since 2007 in the capacity of Treasurer.  Ms Chung also hosted the 2017 CRF Annual Conference in Hong Kong.

Ms Chung has been a strong supporter of the CRF as an organisation and a generous participant in our conferences and strategy.

Ms Ada Chung is a barrister-at-law and a Certified Public Accountant.  She was appointed as the Registrar of Companies of Hong Kong in August 2007 and has since been heavily involved in the rewrite of the Companies Ordinance, the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance and the introduction of electronic company incorporation and electronic filing of company information in Hong Kong.

As a representative of the Financial Secretary, Ms Chung is an ex-officio council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She also sits on the Financial Reporting Council.  Before her appointment as the Registrar, she was a Deputy Law Officer and headed the Civil Litigation Unit of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.

Ms Chung takes up the role of privacy commissioner from 4 September 2020.

[Photo kindly supplied by the Hong Kong Companies Registry]

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Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Corporate Registers Forum will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on  Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 09:00:00 UTC.

In light of the current global Covid-19 pandemic, the AGM will be held via Zoom.

In preparation for the AGM members are invited to:

  • Nominate members to fill vacant Executive Officer positions.  Vacant positions include the President and up to five executive committee members.  You are invited to nominate representatives to fill these roles by emailing csecretariat@corporateregistersforum.org (a) name of jurisdiction and (b) jurisdiction representative by Friday 11th September 2020.
  • You are also invited to table any other business for consideration and or decision at the AGM by emailing secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org  by Friday 11th September 2020.

Note that members must register to attend the AGM by emailing secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org, including details of (a) name of jurisdiction and (b) jurisdiction representative no later than Friday 16th October 2020.  You should also include in the registration email any members of your jurisdiction that will attend with you as observers.  After registration closes, the Secretariat will email details of the virtual platform including details of login credentials, meeting protocols etc.

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person you will be encouraged to submit a proxy to help meet quorum requirements.  Proxy instructions and voting forms will be emailed out on 18th September 2020 and will need to be returned to secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org by Friday 16th October 2020.

Members attending the AGM will also need to complete voting forms that will be emailed out on 18th September 2020 and will need to be returned to secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org by Friday 16th October 2020.

For those who don’t use Zoom there is a free version you can download to participate in the AGM, see https://zoom.us/

 

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