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Business100 / ConferenCe & Meetings World / issUe 65London is the most popular city, with 22 qualifying meetings, for hosting international meetings organised by UK-based associations, according to a report for the Confex Group extrapolated from the 2010 ICCA rankings.ESTONIA - Tiny Baltic state Estonia, the first country to introduce internet voting in national elections, claims its pioneering efforts to introduce free Wi-Fi across the country has resulted in a boom in IT-related conferences. International event organisers, the Estonian Convention Bureau (ECB) claims, are discovering in greater numbers the country's cyber credentials and Wi-Fi infrastructure."This year we've seen a whole range of technology conferences covering everything from information warfare and security, to robotics, e-governance, e-identity and cyber defence," says Kadri Karu, the ECB's Managing Director.The latest to sign up was the World Customs Organisation, which brings its international IT conference to the capital, Tallinn in 2012.The small former Soviet state has been nicknamed E-stonia by some journalists and the international IT community for its fast-paced developing of the latest IT solutions.Estonia is home to Nato's Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and internet telephony system Skype was also New PCO division in BeijingBEIJING - China International Travel Service (CITS) MICE Company has invested US$15m in a new PCO division to give the China top 200 company congress and destination management solutions, as well as technical and creative production capacity. The division expects to capitalise on CITS's relationships with government. Samsung tablet dumped by Berlin conferenceGERMANY - Samsung was unable to display its flagship Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet device at Messe Berlin's IFA Conference due to an ongoing dispute with Apple over patents.A court in Dusseldorf ruled the new device could not be displayed. Samsung said it respected the court's decision."and decided not to display the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the IFA".The IFA Conference is filled with a range of new tablet devices from Sony, Toshiba, Medion and others, all hoping to take on Apple's bestselling iPad.Zibrant acquires Goldserve for $8.11m UK - UK-based Motivcom event management subsidiary Zibrant has acquired the global conference and event lead generation business, Goldserve, for £5.25m (US8.11m).Goldserve operates 2,000 lead and enquiry websites, generating 10,000 event enquiries per year.Goldserve founder Emmet Hart said he was "delighted" to be working with Zibrant and the Motivcom group to grow and develop digital marketing and venue finding solutions.News in briefFor all the latest breaking news, daily updates, visitwww.c-mw.netsend all your business news For CMw to: pcolston@mashmedia.netE-stonia attracts organisers with free Wi-Fideveloped in the country.While some in the meetings industry are just coming around to the benefits of free Wi-Fi, Estonia has been saturated with it for years. In 2008, a Discovery Channel feature named Tallinn on the list of its top cities in the world for free wireless internet. All hotels and conference centres, as well as most downtown cafés, restaurants, offer public Wi-Fi, for free. It's also available at the airport, shopping malls, and even in filling stations and public parks.ski lifts will help connect to Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts new hotel in the Russian mountain resort Gorky-Gorod, near to Sochi. The management contract was signed as the resort gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics.59Reed Travel Exhibitions reports its Technology Village @ EIBTM 2011 is one of the fastest growing areas of the Barcelona show, with companies exhibiting increasing by 25 per cent in four years.25% Wi-fi is no longer just for extras in estonia, whose capital is the self-proclaimed cyber capital

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