InstantConference® Named as Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA — May 20, 2008 — InstantConference, the free, on–demand reservationless audio conference service, was named a Finalist today in the “Best New Products or Service” category in The 2008 American Business Awards. InstantConference answers a need in the marketplace for a low–cost, automated conferencing service that provides businesses just what they need, when they need it.

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all–encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

“We are pleased to have InstantConference recognized as a standout in its category,” said Alex Cory, CEO of parent company Global Conference Partners. “We created InstantConference to build a new platform for innovative, self–managed conferencing and group communications services that will go beyond anything available in the industry to provide a full suite of low–cost, easy–to–use, and effective tools for enterprises and individuals.”

“ABA award entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a Finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives agree that this nominee is worthy of national recognition.”

InstantConference features an enterprise-level account management system, real–time moderator controls for conference security and control, FREE recording, the ability to download into Outlook through an Outlook Add–In, full access to customer service representatives, and a competitively priced on–the–fly toll free conference service. One of the most unique features is the ability to add and label additional sub-accounts under one dial–in number to easily track and manage multiple work groups. InstantConference has set the industry standard for ease of use, convenience and value.

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About InstantConference®

InstantConference is the fast, dedicated, on–demand audio conference service that facilitates instant group communication and conferencing anytime. InstantConference offers valuable features and unique management tools that are not available with other reservationless conferencing services, including free recording, multiple access codes and post–conference summary reports. InstantConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™, the innovator of free conference calls and leaders in simple, convenient and reliable low–cost web and audio conference services For more information visit:

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars,” Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at