Robyn Meredith is a Hong Kong-based correspondent for Bloomberg Television, covering business and financial news across the Asia-Pacific region. A seasoned business journalist with a decade's experience reporting on Asia and global economic trends, Robyn is also the author of the 2007 New York Times best-seller, "The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us."
Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in January 2011, Robyn served as Senior Editor, Asia for Forbes, also based in Hong Kong. Robyn joined Forbes in April 2000 as the magazine's Detroit Bureau Chief and moved to Hong Kong in 2001. For Forbes, Robyn wrote cover stories on General Motors, Microsoft, Sony, Kodak, Toyota, Philips, Ratan 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.
Before joining Forbes, Robyn spent five years covering Detroit for The New York Times. She has also written for USA Today and 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 U.S. banking regulations governing initial public offerings.
Meredith received a B.A., cum laude, in English Literature from Boston University and spent the 1998-1999 academic year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan Business School.
Accolades given to Robyn's book, The Elephant and the Dragon.
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist,
calls The Elephant and the Dragon "an exciting and journalistic account of one of the great economic stories of our time - the transformation of China and India."
Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes, CBS News, says,
"Every day we hear about the huge percentage of things we buy coming from China and the equally dramatic number of American jobs being outsourced to India. Together, these giants account for more than one-third of the world's population and although the implications of their rapid industrialization are felt simultaneously; until now each has been considered separately. Robyn Meredith's systematic analysis fills the gap in a spirited, readable manner."
Mike Eskew, Chairman and CEO of UPS, says,
"Robyn Meredith totally gets it - globalization is about opportunity. Her story is not just about the remarkable rise of China and India, but the dramatic shifts in global commerce that are impacting virtually all businesses and consumers. Those who are willing to adapt and respond will reap the benefits."
Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Former President of Mexico, says,
"Robyn Meredith is a sharp observer of the two fastest growing developing countries. Her fine writing gives us a thoughtful and entertaining account of the challenges and achievements of these Asian giants that, hopefully, will be key propellers of global prosperity throughout the 21st Century."
Wall St. Journal, says,
Robyn gets straight to the point of how the simultaneous emergence of these two giants is affecting how the whole world does business.
Robyn Meredith’s Speech Topics
THE FUTURE OF CHINA
China’s next president takes over in March and is expected to serve for the next 10 years. He will push for changes, including that China must go beyond being “Factory to the World.” This political change comes with profit potential as well as pitfalls. Chinese are spending more, and for some industries China has already become the world’s biggest market. To prosper, business leaders must understand where China is heading under new leadership.
You’ll learn from this speech:
- What China’s goals for itself are
- Why foreign companies may soon find it harder to do business in China
- How China’s next leaders face gridlock, and what that means for companies
- Which industries and geographic regions offer the most lucrative opportunities
Globalization is reshaping everything from business to the environment, from labor markets to luxury markets, from military strategy to technology. And while China and the world are moving closer together economically, some forces are pushing them apart politically. Understanding globalization’s changes allows better business decisions.
- Of the greater potential for clashes as China’s economic power grows
- About the business forces behind the U.S. military pivot to Asia
- How North-South trade, not just East-West trade, is growing fast
MAKING THE MOST OUT OF ASIA’S RISE
China, India and other Asian economies are more closely connected than ever to the West. But they have ended the era of double-digit growth many Western companies had been counting on. Opportunities have changed, and companies must adjust their plans.
- What Asia’s younger consumers are buying
- That selling to Asian customers increasingly takes place outside Asia
- How China and India are taking very different approaches to economic growth
- Which other Asian nations to turn to as costs rise in China
- How successful companies use Asian operations for inexpensive innovation