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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CRF Innovation Awards Virtual Ceremony

CRF award logo

The Corporate Registers Forum will be holding its inaugural CRF Innovation Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at 0700h UTC.

The winners of the Innovation Awards will also be sharing about the innovative initiatives they have implemented to improve service delivery and operational efficiency.

Due to the current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be held via Zoom. You may wish to download a free version at https://zoom.us/ to join the celebrations.

 

The programme for the ceremony is as follows:

Time (UTC) Programme
 

07:00h

 

President’s Address

07:10h Awards Ceremony
 

Presentations by award winners

 

07:30h Registrar of Companies Online Registration System under the DigitalFiji Programme

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Fiji

07:45h  

Joint Platform for Starting Business

Central Registry of the Republic of North Macedonia (CRRM)

08:00h  

State Registration with Single Procedure

State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan

08:15h  

Seamless Filing

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Republic of Singapore

08:30h  

Digitalisation:  A More Transparent Non-Possessory Lien Rights Register

Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES)

08:45h  

Digital AFS Reporting using iXBRL

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), Republic of South Africa

09:00h  

Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Companies House, United Kingdom

09:15h Closing

 

Further details of the ceremony (including how to log in) will be sent to CRF members via email.

Silhouettes of happy businessperson. Success of business concept.

 

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January 2021 Newsletter

Here is our January 2021 edition of the CRF quarterly newsletter.

In this edition we provide a summary of the 2020 Annual General Meeting.  There is also news on the new Limited Partnership Fund introduced in Hong Kong.

For those who haven’t met our Executive Committee for 2020-2021, you can read about them here 2020 – 2021 Executive Committee.

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 – January 2021

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September 2020 CRF Newsletter

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

In this edition we have some exciting articles including the impact of Covid-19 0n a number of member registries.  There is additional information on the upcoming virtual AGM and a reminder to consider submitting and idea for a 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 September 2020

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Appointment of Acting Head of the State Tax Service of Azerbaijan

Mr. Orkhan Nazarli has been appointed as the Acting Head of State Tax Service (STS)  of Azerbaijan.  In October 2019, Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan was incorporated into the structure of the Ministry of Economy as State Tax Service.  The STS is responsible for business registrations for Azerbaijan. In May of 2020 the Charter of the State Tax Service (STS) under the Ministry of Economy was endorsed and Mr. Orkhan Nazarli was appointed an Acting Head of STS.

Mr. Nazarli throughout his career held several senior positions in a foreign auditing company and later in civil service. Prior to his latest assignment, he has been serving as an Adviser to Minister of Taxes and Head of Main Department of National Revenues under the Ministry of Taxes.  We welcome Mr Nazarli to the CRF community.

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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 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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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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