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


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 09:00:00 UTC/GMT, via ZOOM.

To attend, please complete the Registration form and email it to secretary@corporateregistersforum.org, no later than Friday 29th October 2021.  ZOOM details will be shared once registration is complete.

If you are unable to attend in person submit this Proxy form and email it to secretary@corporateregistersforum.org, no later than Friday 29th October 2021.

Also, nominations are open for Executive positions.  Vacant positions include the President and up to three Executive committee members.  You are invited to nominate member representatives to fill these roles by emailing secretary@corporateregistersforum.org the (a) name of nominated jurisdiction and (b) nominated jurisdiction representative no later than Friday 29th October 2021.


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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