The panel, convened by The Globe and Mail of Toronto, consisted of a handful of executive-level business people who travel regularly for their job. In addition to the more serious business-level choices, they picked cities that they most enjoy visiting.
While New York is an obvious choice for for the best city to hold a business meeting, Sao Paolo is an unpredictable selection for most business-friendly climate for those of us outside the business world:
"Sao Paolo is the trendy host of soccer's 2014 World Cup. And says business travel expert Zane Kerby, it's a 'business-friendly' city with a booming economy and dense concentration of multinational firms' Latin American headquarters."