Author of New York Times bestseller The Elephant and the Dragon and Bloomberg TV correspondent. One of the world's best-respected Asia analysts through her work as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author
Robyn Meredith is one of the world’s best-respected Asia analysts through her work as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the definitive book on India and China, “The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us.”
A seasoned business journalist with more than a decade’s experience reporting on global business and economic trends from Asia, Meredith served for two years as Asia Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she interviewed heads of state and global CEOs.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in December 2010, Meredith served as the Senior Editor for Forbes in Asia, also based in Hong Kong. She joined Forbes in April 2000 as the magazine’s Detroit Bureau Chief and moved to Hong Kong in 2000. For Forbes, Meredith has written cover stories on Sony, General Motors, Kodak, Microsoft, Philips, Toyota, Tata, Li & Fung, and Infosys. One of her articles was included in the 2002 Edition of the book The Best Business Stories of the Year.
Prior to joining Forbes, Meredith was a correspondent for The New York Times and a business reporter for USA Today and the American Banker, where her reporting exposed a pattern of insider deals at savings and loans that led to four Congressional hearings and an overhaul of US banking regulations governing initial public offerings.
Meredith’s singular access to business and government leaders along with Asia specialists lets her synthesize and share the latest thinking and on-the-ground developments. Her unique insights stem from extensive travel across Asia and a decade’s reporting on globalization.
She is an engaging and warm personality who expertly fields questions on the vast landscape of globalization – from how it is reshaping business, to military strategy, to technology, to the labor market.
Meredith presents a mix of big-picture trends in economics and geopolitics with views you can use to make better business decisions. She tailors each presentation to the audience she’s addressing to give industry-specific details on the developments most important to her listeners.
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The Next China
China is in the midst of sweeping internal changes that are triggering big opportunities for companies around the world. Beijing has set out to transform China's economy to unleash Chinese spending power - something foreign companies have been dreaming of. Meanwhile, Chinese companies are no longer content with being factories to the world - they have their sights set on competing with foreign companies on cutting-edge technology and higher-priced goods. And 2012 brings a new leader of China. Robyn will explain what those changes will bring.
Asia: The Engine of Growth
In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, fast-growing China and India are rapidly shaping the world economy as Asia becomes the engine of growth.
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