Corporate Registers Forum

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The Corporate Registers Forum is an association of international corporate registries.

The membership is open to government agencies and their officials responsible for the administration of body corporate registers (a register of companies for example).

The associations' aim is to provide members with the opportunity to review the latest developments in corporate business registers internationally and exchange experiences and information on the present and future operation of corporate business registration systems. The focus of the initial meetings was in the Asia-Pacific region.

The forum first met in Auckland in 2003 and was hosted by the New Zealand Companies Office. The 2003 meeting was an opportunity for corporate registries from thirteen jurisdictions to meet. The initial name given to this group was the Asia-Pacific Corporate Registries Forum.

A second meeting was hosted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and held in Melbourne, Australia in March 2005. The members present at that meeting voted to adopt the name Corporate Registers Forum.

A third meeting was hosted by the Companies Registry Hong Kong [1] held in Hong Kong in 2006 and it was agreed that the Corporate Registers Forum would be registered under the Hong Kong Business Ordinance as an unincorporated entity.

The fourth meeting was held in April 2007. This meeting was jointly hosted by the Companies Commission of Malaysia and the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore

A fifth meeting was held in April 2008 and was hosted by Corporations Canada in Vancouver.

The sixth meeting was held in Cape Town, South Africa and was hosted by the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office of South Africa (CIPRO).

The seventh meeting of the CRF will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius and will be hosted by the Companies Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Empowerment.

Members of the Corporate Registers Forum include

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Bermuda [2], Botswana [3], Corporations Canada [4], Companies Registry Hong Kong [5], Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia) [6], Mauritius [7], New Zealand Companies Office, Nigeria [8], Samoa International Finance Authority [9], Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan [10], Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore[11], Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office of South Africa[12], Companies House United Kingdom, Vanuatu Financial Services Commission [13] Zambia [14],

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