Best places to do business in the wired world

Business travelers are as likely to find themselves in Seoul or Bangalore as they are on Sand Hill Road. But where to meet, eat and check e-mail? Not to worry. Our city-by-city list details the best places to get things done, no matter where you are.

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland
Nokia is headquartered here, but the entire technology business is growing rapidly, with well-educated college graduates and VCs eager to back them.

How to get around: Get unlimited travel on trams, buses, ferries, and trains with the Tourist card ($8 to $25), which can be purchased at any station.

Where to find free Wi-Fi: An open network covers lovely Esplanadi park, in the center of town.

Where to get a trim: Don't be fooled by the name -- the Barber Shop (19 Fredrikinkatu; 358-9-671-197) does women's hair too. A cut and blow-dry is about $27.

Best place to get down to business: Try Kosmos (3 Kalevankatu; 358-9-647-255), with its high ceilings, Scandinavian decor, and local delicacies like reindeer fillet. Lunch runs $25 to $45.

Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Chez Dominique (4 Rikhardinkatu; 358-9-612-7393) is a Michelin two-star restaurant with French and Nordic food. A three-course prix-fixe lunch costs $53.

What you might not know: Service is always included and tipping can be taken as an insult, as if the recipient helped with the expectation of payment.

Bangalore, India

Barcelona, Spain

Helsinki, Finland

Hong Kong



Shanghai, China


Stockholm, Sweden

Tallinn, Estonia

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tokyo, Japan
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