May 2020 CRF Newsletter

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the CRF, I am delighted to enclose our May 2020 edition of our quarterly newsletter.

In this edition we have some exciting articles including the impact of Covid-19 0n registries, the International Business Registers Report 2019, and a new corporate entity introduced in Singapore.  There is also a reminder to consider submitting and idea to the CRF Innovation Award.

If you have any feedback, ideas, an article or suggestions for next quarter’s newsletter please don’t hesitate to email the secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org

Download or read the newsletter here CRF Newsletter May 2020

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CRF Innovation Awards

The CRF Innovation Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation and honours CRF jurisdictions which have successfully put in place world-class initiatives, as well as those which have creatively implemented customised solutions, to make a real difference to their stakeholders. There are two categories of awards: CRF Innovation Award (Excellence) and CRF Innovation Award (Commendation).

The awards are open to CRF members only. All members are highly encouraged to submit an entry using the attached Submission Form found here:

CRF Innovation Awards.

All entries submitted will be judged by a panel made up of members of the CRF Executive Committee.  A total of five prizes, of up to USD $500.00 will be given out at the annual CRF conference.

Award recipients will be notified in Jan 2021. And to promote the sharing of information, they will be asked to present their initiative to CRF members at the conference and contribute an article to the CRF newsletter.

 

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CRF 2020 Conference Postponed

Over the last few weeks, the coronavirus Covid-19 has emerged as an unforeseen threat. These are truly unprecedented times across the entire world, with most countries heavily impacted by border restrictions.

Within this context, our CRF Executive Committee has adopted the following CRF policy regarding the organisation of meetings and events across the organisation.

CRF Policy – Meetings and Events (COVID-19)

The CRF Executive will continue to meet on a regular basis via telephone or video.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

We have made the decision to postpone our annual conference in Uganda until 2021.  We will communicate in due course re-scheduled conference details and dates.

We are now looking at options for holding our annual general meeting by other means, we will communicate how and when that will occur in the near future

As members of an extended registry family, we are investigating ways to stay connected during these trying times and learn from each other’s experiences , challenges and innovations that COVID-19 may have presented to your registry.

Please email secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org with your  experiences and we can look to share them through our newsletter or other means.

Finally on behalf of the CRF Executive, I hope that you remain healthy and stay safe during these challenging times.

Rosanne Bell

CRF President

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Invitation to Host the 18th Annual CRF Conference 2021

The CRF annual conference is always a highlight of the year for our members.  It is the only time when we all join together, share our experiences and can really learn from each other on new developments and what has worked well within the business registry arena.

Over the years, I am always fascinated by what I learn and hear at our conferences and amazed at how quickly advancements are being made and the diverse nature as to how business registries operate and perform across the world.

The success of each conference, in large, is down to the early planning and thinking that needs to take place in advance so that ideas can start to take shape, allowing ample lead time to work through the detail.

In order for the location of the 2021 conference to be agreed, the CRF executive is currently seeking expressions of interest and or accepting applications from member jurisdictions who would be interested in hosting the annual conference.  All member jurisdictions are eligible to apply.

As a host nation, you will have the opportunity to put together an exciting, interesting and engaging programme and showcase/raise the profile of your registry.

Interested member jurisdictions can find more information via this link Guide to Hosting the Annual Conference with further enquiries made to our secretariat at secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org

I would encourage you if interested to complete the application that can be found at Application to Host a CRF Conference and email your application to secretariat@corporateregistersforum.org  by Friday 28th February 2020.

The executive would like to announce to members our host for 2021 by end of April 2020.

Kind regards,

Rosanne Bell Signature

Rosanne Bell

President of CRF

Executive Director, Registry – Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) to Host CRF 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) have been selected to host the CRF Annual Conference 2020.

The conference will be held in Kampala the capital of Uganda.

The CRF Executive are working with the URSB on the venue, theme and program of events and will in due course provide additional information.

A firm date is yet to be agreed but we will be aiming to have the conference in either August or September 2020.

 

Watch this website, follow us on Twitter (@CorpRegForum) or Facebook  for more details.

 

 

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A refreshed website for the Corporate Registers Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the newly launched and refreshed Corporate Registers Forum website.  This is the fourth iteration of a website for the CRF since our first meeting in 2003.

This new site contains all the material from the earlier one along with some new features.  These include:

·      The site is mobile friendly and can be accessed from a smart phone or tablet as well as a computer.

·      The site provides the ability for the CRF to host online forms (such as for conference registration) rather than host PDF versions of forms.

·      The site provides for public information along with information available only for members via a log in.

Members of the CRF you receive an automated email from WordPress (the tool used to develop the new website).  It will invite them to login to the new site.  Once logged in, members are able to manage their password.

Logged in members are able to access additional information.

All the information on the upcoming 2019 conference in Macedonia is available from the new site and the conference registration will be available from the site soon.  Details of the hotel options and travel dates are available now.

Please make the time to register on the new site.  If you’ve not received an email you may do so from the CRF Website Access  page.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Secretariat.

APCRF Website Screenshot
The original APCRF website circa 2003.

 

Screenshot of second CRF website.
The second CRF website circa 2006.

 

Third CRF Website Screenshot
The third CRF website circa 2012 until 2019.

 

 

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