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URSB to host the 16th Corporate Registers Forum Conference   

Written by on November 4, 2021

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has promised to sufficiently showcase their capacity in managing registries as the hosts of the upcoming 16th Corporate Registers Forum Conference.

This was revealed by the URSB Registrar General, Mercy K. Kainobwisho at the announcement of this grand event before the press on Wednesday.

“As a government agency, we will make use of the conference to sufficiently showcase our capacity in managing the stated registries as well as highlight Uganda’s potential to the rest of the world,” said Kainobwisho.

She further thanked the government of Uganda for the continued support and commitment in attracting International Conferences of this nature because they provide an opportunity to showcase the country’s capabilities to the rest of the world.

The conference under the theme “Ease of Doing Business: The role of Corporate Registries,” will be virtually conducted from 9th to 11th November 2021.

This will bring together government agencies and their officials responsible for the administration of body corporate registers for example register of companies.

The three-day conference will feature discussions and presentations on topics like how block chain and artificial Intelligence can help registries to support businesses, challenges faced by corporate registries in supporting economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment among others.

The Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka expressed gratitude upon CRF’s grant of opportunity to Uganda to host the conference and equally commended URSB for attracting this event after the recently concluded ARIPO Conference held in August this year.

“As government, we reiterate our commitment to attract many more such events and make use of the opportunities to effectively market our beautiful country to the rest of the world,” Kiwanuka said.

The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) is an association of international corporate registries whose membership is open to government agencies and officials responsible for the administration of body corporate registers.

Its 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 and securities registries.

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 13 jurisdictions to meet. This group was initially named the Asia-Pacific Corporate Registries Forum.

Kainobwisho urged all relevant institutions to register and attend the conference via the event website at https://www.corporateregistersforum.org/

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