Conference 88 started out in 2008 as a university research project. It eventually became the leading online platform that makes it easy to find the right conference all over the world. This was their website.
Content is from the site's 2012 archived pages.

Some thoughts & observations:
What a different tens years plus the Covid pandemic makes in regards to conference calling services and virtual conference platforms. Trying to keep track of all the conferences that are happening globally is simply daunting. Fortunately a search on the internet can narrow down the options

According to a 2023 article in Forbes, these are the Best 5 Conference Calling Services of 2023
RingCentral: Best overall
Free Best free conference call solution
GoToMeeting: Best for large business
Vast Conference: Best for international conferencing
Grasshopper: Best for small audio-only conference calls

And when it comes to virtual conference platforms, these are considered some of the best:
Zoho Meeting
Click Meeting
Cisco Webex
Big Marker

Initially the company I work for used Zoom when the pandemic first hit since it is one of the most versatile virtual conference software, and it has a huge user base. Now that many advanced software platforms have flooded the market, iZoom's customer base has reduced a bit, but it’s still a great option for many. My company still uses it for every day conference calls.

Since I was initially isolating and then working from home during the entire pandemic, I found it the perfect time to finally deal with my escalating drinking issues. With the help of my partner, I signed up for the program at LifeBac whose method to control drinking was a far different approach from the usual abstinence-only treatment that one associated with AA and many other rehab programs. LifeBac offers two different anti craving drugs and does not require that you stop drinking. Naltrexone, a habit-breaking, FDA-approved medication that targets Alcohol Use Disorder by disabling the reward circuit associated with consuming alcohol and baclofen, an FDA-approved medication traditionally used to treat muscle spasms, and is prescribed off-label are the two options one can choose from. Baclofen is the go-to treatment for AUD in France and Australia which is why I chose it. Based on the Ameisen Method, the LifeBac program starts by prescribing a low dose of baclofen to new participants and gradually increases the dose until an effective dose is discovered that makes users completely and effortlessly indifferent to alcohol. Initially I had a few side effects so it was great I was working and participating in conference calls from home. If I felt particularly bad, I simple turned off my image and just spoke. No one needed to see me. A year later, I must admit that the program really helped me get control of my life. No more cravings or binge drinking. No more hung over days at work. Although work has now become a hybrid of at home and in office days, I still participate conference calls every day.

Many other websites have taken over the role of Conference88 of listing conferences. Perhaps Conference88 still exist under a different name, but I don't really know. But with virtual conferences that exploded during Covid, they don't really seem to be disappearing anytime soon and the best ones are only getting more sophisticated in presentations.

Our Company

Although started out in 2008 as a university research project it has became the leading online platform that makes it easy to find the right conference all over the world.

Since the beginning, the team has shared the belief that there is no place where people can conveniently find and compare international events that match their area of interest or professional expertise. This has guided the company's product development to list in its database conferences, workshops and industry events in an increasing number sectors and countries.

Our company strives to support advances in education and knowledge in order to make a positive difference in people's life. We ensure our partners achieve their strategic business goals by executing targeted and powerful marketing strategies. We continually communicate with, and learn from our community members in order to improve our services through technology innovation, leadership and partnerships.

As a result, today is the choice of some of the world's most demanding and knowledgeable decision-makers that rely on our services to stay informed about future conferences. To ensure that we have the most comprehensive information we employ a couple of data science consulting services to cross check the large amount of data scraped from conference sites, periodicals, and postings gathered by bots and humans and entered into our database with time stamped flags to make sure that the information is posted with accurate date and time signatures.

Our Mission: is committed to become the online service leader by delivering the most reliable platform connecting people, places, and ideas. is headquartered in Macau SAR, China.


What does 88 mean?

Depending on your region 88 can mean nothing or it can mean everything.

You can think of it as a figure associated with the word "conference" resulting in a web address easy to remember, but in Chinese culture the number 88 symbolizes fortune and prosperity because in Mandarin the word 8 sounds similar to the word that implies wealth. Also, the shape of the Chinese character for 8 implies that a person (or organization) will have a great, wide future as the shape of the character starts narrow at the top and then gets wider toward the bottom.

Therefore the number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture, and companies names, phone numbers, retail prices and even car plates often contain many "8".




  Conferences by Topic  

Arts, Music & Sports

Business & Management
Economics & Finance
Education & Academic
Environmental, Energy & Power
Food & Beverages
Government & Law
Health & Medical
Hospitality & Tourism
Industrial & Engineering
Internet, Web & Technology
Logistics & Transportation
Physical and life sciences
Social Sciences & Humanities
  Conferences by Country  
Bangladesh Brunei Cambodia China Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Macau Malaysia Pakistan Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Vietnam

Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom

Middle East

Egypt Iran Israel Jordan Oman Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada Greenland Mexico USA

Central and South America

Argentina Bahamas Barbados Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Jamaica Peru Uruguay Venezuela


Australia New Zealand


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  New Conferences  
Dec 08, 2013

International Conference On Tourism & Hospitality Management 2013

Sri Lanka
Sep 29, 2013 2nd Annual Oman Customer Service Week Oman
Sep 30, 2013 4th Annual UAE Customer Service Week United Arab Emirates
Sep 29, 2013 Saudi Customer Service Week Saudi Arabia
Aug 15, 2013 Stark And F&A; Law Update: Recent Enforcement And Lessons Learned USA
Aug 28, 2013 Outlook For Attorneys: Law Office Rules For Productivity USA
Oct 23, 2013 Cross Media 2013 At The Business Design Centre United Kingdom
Nov 11, 2013 Americas Iron Ore Conference Brazil

Press Releases

June 25, 2012

With the objective of improving the quality of service offered to global conference attendees, today and have agreed to become strategic partners. helps visitors to find the best hotel deals from all major travel websites with one quick and easy search. Since 2005  HotelsCombined has worked to create the world's leading hotel discovery and price comparison experience.

 March 18, 2012

Today has successfully completed the acquisition of the following domain names:,,,

The acquisition of such domain names is intended to provide better services to the growing community in those countries.



Typical Conference Listings


2nd Annual Oman Customer Service Week

September 29, 2013 - October 01, 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat, Muscat, 133,   Oman
From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Implementing efficient strategies and techniques specific to the trends in Oman to deliver high quality customer service and help improve your organisation’s performance.


Strategic conference with workshops focussed on implementing efficient strategies and techniques specific to the trends in Oman to deliver high quality customer service and help improve your organisation’s performance.

Benefits of attending Oman Customer Service Week 2013:
- Learn the techniques to build a customer focused organisation to drive profits
- Measure customer experience through new techniques and strategies to retain existing customers
- Use social media to benefit from the power of ‘word of mouth’ and referrals to attract new customers
- Develop a customer centric culture and strategy that will raise your service standards and improve your customer satisfaction, retention and loyalty
- Focus on enhancing employee and customer engagement to increase quality of service and delivery


Saudi Customer Service Week

September 29, 2013 - October 02, 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel Riyadh, 11481 King Abdul Aziz Rd, Riyadh 12432,   Saudi Arabia
From 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Promoting the importance of quality customer service delivery for building customer loyalty and exploring strategies to improve overall customer experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Strategic conference and workshops focused on promoting the importance of quality customer service delivery for building customer loyalty and exploring strategies to improve overall customer experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In the face of increasing competition for customers and growing customer expectations, organisations are beginning to recognise that customer services is the key differentiator in determining customer loyalty. However, in order for organisations to effectively adopt a customer-centric model, it is essential for the business leaders to incorporate ‘improved customer services’ into their mission statement and corporate values, not just adopt it as a short-term tactic.
IQPC’s ‘Saudi Customer Service Week’, taking place in Riyadh will not only focus on the primary elements of Customers Service and customer care, but also explore the relationship between and Customer Relations Management, Quality Assurance and Departmental Interoperability to determine the impact they each have on the overall customer experience.

Benefits of attending Saudi Customer Service Week:
- Discover how to instill a customer-centric culture throughout your organisation to raise service standards and increase customer satisfaction 
- Experience new techniques for fast and efficient complaint resolution 
- Learn successful CEM strategies from renowned global brands and strategies to retain existing customers 
- Understand how to maximise Big Data to segment customer information and provide a unique customer experience 
- Focus on enhancing employee and customer engagement to increase quality of service and delivery.



Outlook For Attorneys: Law Office Rules For Productivity

August 28, 2013 - August 28, 2013
Durham,   USA

Product Format: Live Webinar
Presenter(s): Karla Brandau, CSPPS
Conference Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Aired Time: 1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT
Length: 60 minutes

Time management is one of the most important and difficult task for the lawyers. On top of it managing the productivity of the entire law office complicates the issue even more. To increase the productivity at your law practice, sign up your entire team for this webinar, Outlook for lawyers and learn the secrets of making Outlook a tool for exponential productivity.

Join Karla Brandau for this hour long session and learn the invaluable tips and tricks of using Microsoft Outlook, which can take you beyond just using Outlook as an email tool.



Americas Iron Ore Conference

November 11, 2013 - November 12, 2013
Windsor Atlantica, Avenida Atlantica 1020 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro 22010 000,   Brazil
From 8:30 am - 4:50 pm

The Americas Iron Ore Conference 2013 - gathering the North and South American iron ore markets.

Americas Iron Ore is one of the most respected annual gatherings for North and South American iron ore markets and its agenda features: iron ore industry and market developments; new project developments and expansions in North and South America; overview of steel demand; iron ore spot market price; infrastructure and transport challenges and investment opportunities.

After five successful editions, the Americas Iron Ore Conference consolidates as the largest meeting place for executives and professionals of the steel and iron ore industry in the region.
Americas Iron Ore complements our successful iron ore portfolio which includes the Global Iron Ore and Steel event in Perth , the EU Iron Ore event in Berlin, London, Stockholm and, this year, Paris, and the Africa Iron Ore event in Cape Town.

Featuring presentations from:

  • Luiz Meriz, Head iron-ore marketing, Vale
  • Paulo Castellari, CEO, Anglo American, Brazil
  • Kleber Silva, Head of Iron Ore, Arcelor Mittal Global
  • Kevin Tang, General Manager, Brazil-China Chamber
  • Jayme Nicolato, CEO, Ferrous
  • Phillip Killicoat, FID Commodities - Metals and Mining, CREDIT SUISSE
  • Francis Browne, Editorial Director, Price Group, Platts
  • Solange Costa, Chief Counsel for Mining Affairs, Vale
  • Gerson Rgo, Chief General Counsel, Anglo American
  • Mark Freed, Associate, Bryanston Resources
  • Nikash Rughubir, Manager Ferrous, Business Growth, Exxaro Resources
  • Chris Gale, Managing Director, Latin Resources Limited
  • Madhu Vuppuluri, CEO, Essar Americas
  • Rodolfo De Angele, LatAm Metals and Mining, JP Morgan
  • Jorge Madias, Director, Metallon Argentina
  • Tayfun Eldem, President and CEO, Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
  • Jose Viveiros, CEO, Bahia Mineracao
  • Giuseppe Di Marco, Head Global Mining Business, ABB
  • Renato Couto Gomes, President and CEO, Atlantica Mining
  • Stephen Turner, CEO and Executive Director, South American Ferro Metals
  • Jean-Franois St-Onge, Senior Engenieer, SNC Lavalin
  • Sandro Pasini, Project Director, Vetria Mining.


International Conference On Tourism & Hospitality Management 2013

December 08, 2013 - December 10, 2013
Colombo,   Sri Lanka

Welcome to the  International Conference  on Tourism and Hospitality Management (ICTHM 2013) organized by International Center for Research & Development (ICRD)with partners around the world.  The overall objective  of the conference is to provide an interactive  forum for academics and professionals to meet and exchange  new research and ideas in an informal and  interdisciplinary setting.

The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a great tourism destination particularly for European Travelers. In 2010 immediately after the end of the war Sri Lanka had a growth of 46% in tourism arrivals. Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of65, 610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years. Colombo the capital city of Sri Lanka meets East & West and it is one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.

ICRD is  now accepting abstracts in any area related to tourism and hospitality, and we welcome critical and interdisciplinary papers on topics such as: the international tourism industries, eco-tourism and different topics in tourism including  space tourism, theories of tourism, tourism and the environment,  tourism and risk, travel industries, tourism and globalization, sports studies, tourism and the life-course  and papers.


Cross Media 2013 At The Business Design Centre

October 23, 2013 - October 24, 2013
The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH,   United Kingdom
 Cross Media 2013 will provide today’s marketer, agency, publisher and print service provider with insight and solutions to conquer the challenge of creating fully integrated multi-channel communications

Whether you're a million pound brand manager, or the owner of small business, the need to gain maximum performance from your marketing budget is paramount.
As campaigns get more complex - with an array of new communication channels, Cross Media is the one event which brings them all together under one roof, helping marketers, publishers and printers make sense of the opportunities and discover how unlock the power of multi-channel solutions.
Cross Media 2013 - which takes place at the Business Design Centre, on the 23rd and 24th October - has just announced the lineup for this year's seminar programme.
Featuring 5 theatres, each hosting 5 sessions a day, the 2013 programme will make your visit to Cross Media an invaluable learning experience.
Already confirmed speakers for 2013 include representatives from: Adobe, Carat, Centrica, Crew Clothing, Microsoft, Ogilvy, RSA, Sony and Twining's
The 5 Theatres at Cross Media 2013 include the following:

  • Cross Media Theatre
  • Digital and Direct Marketing Theatre
  • Content Marketing and Publishing Strategies Theatre
  • Print and Innovation Theatre
  • Mobile Marketing Theatre

Would you like to know more about who's speaking at Cross Media 2013?
Visit the Speaker Gallery at


Stark And F&A; Law Update: Recent Enforcement And Lessons Learned

August 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013
Durham, NC,   USA
Product Format :Live Audio Conference
Presenter(s): Wayne J. Miller, Esq.
Conference Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Aired Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Length: 60 Minutes
Price: $227
Nowadays, the OIG and Department of Justice are actively tracking alleged Stark and fraud and abuse law violators. Year 2013 is a watershed year for prosecutions, in which providers are now facing huge multimillion dollar liabilities for alleged Stark and anti-kickback violations. There is also a strong uptick in applicants seeking to self-disclose possible violations and to negotiate a settlement with the government.
Register for this informative session with Wayne J. Miller, Esq., to discuss the status of Tuomey and other high profile cases, how to avoid whistleblowers and more.
To learn more, log on to below link for registration
Special Offer: Use code EVENT10% to get 10% discount.
 For any queries feel free to contact Adam K at 1-866-458-2965 or e-mail Adam at


4th Annual UAE Customer Service Week

September 30, 2013 - October 02, 2013
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 213084,   United Arab Emirates

On Monday September 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm and ends Wednesday October 02, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
Incorporating various measures in the region to improve customer retention, along with acquiring new customers by providing a better service than competitors.

UAE Customer Service Week is a strategic conference with awards and workshops, bringing together the Government, Automobile, Banking, Telecom, Tourism, Transport, Retail, Utility, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Service industries to share and gain an in-depth understanding about incorporating various measures to improve customer retention, along with acquiring new customers by providing a better service than competitors.

6 Key Reasons to Attend This Strategic Conference, Interactive Workshops:

- Learn how to effectively adapt to changes in digital communication to proactively receive customer feedback and data analytics from multiple platforms
- Develop techniques and solutions to breakdown analytical feedback into large readable information so the most effective decisions are made to meet customer needs and wants
- Understand how to evolve a business model internally to handle increasing public online feedback
- Implement software that can better manage online customer feedback to take effective action to meet customer requirements
- Develop strategies to encourage new lines of communication and receive more quality customer feedback
- Grow and deepen loyalty relationships with sophisticated consumers in competitive markets
- Plus don't miss the exciting launch of the Service Olympian Awards with a gala dinner