Robyn Meredith

Robyn Meredith

Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent, Respected Asia Analyst and Best-selling Author, The Elephant and the Dragon

Speaker Categories: Asia | Emerging Market | International Business | International Correspondent | Economic | Finance | Global Economy

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 Award-winning foreign correspondent, Best-selling Author of The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us

Robyn Meredith is one of the world’s best-respected Asia analysts through her work as an award-winning foreign correspondent 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. Ms. Meredith is a veteran of Bloomberg TV, Forbes Magazine and The New York Times. She is based in Hong Kong.

Best-selling book

The Elephant and the Dragon was named one of Asia's best books by the Wall Street Journal Asia, best business book of 2007 by and was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Bernstein Award for Journalism.

"An exciting and journalistic account of one of the great economic stories of our time - the transformation of China and India." --Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist


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 January 2011, Meredith served as Senior Editor, Asia for Forbes, also based in Hong Kong. Meredith joined Forbes in April 2000 as the magazine's Detroit Bureau Chief and moved to Hong Kong in 2001. For Forbes, Meredith 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.”

"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".  --Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former President of Mexico

Meredith spent five years covering Detroit for The New York Times before her time at Forbes. As a writer for USA Today and American Banker, her compelling reporting exposed a pattern of insider deals at savings and loans that led to an overhaul of U.S. banking regulations governing initial public offerings after four Congressional hearings. 


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.

Areas of Expertise: Economic Outlook, Economy/Finance, Financial Markets, Global Economy & Emerging Markets, International Affairs & Business, Asia, Global Economy & Trade, International Business, Media & Current Events: International Affairs, Japan.

The Future of China

China’s new President, Xi Xinping, is pushing for changes that come with profit potential as well as pitfalls for global business. Beijing is heading in a new direction, including pushing China to go beyond being “Factory to the World,” and that means more competition for Western companies. At the same time, 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. You’ll learn from this speech China’s goals for itself; why foreign companies may soon find it harder to do business in China; and which industries and geographic regions offer the most lucrative opportunities.

Navigating Globalization

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 makes for better business decisions. You’ll learn of the greater potential for clashes as China’s economic power grows
; about the business forces behind the U.S. military pivot to Asia
; and how North-South trade, not just East-West trade, is growing fast.

Japan’s Jump-Start: Abenomics

Japan has launched a dramatic turnaround attempt known as Abenomics, which aims to restore economic growth after two painful lost decades. The most controversial part of Abenomics is a vast money-printing effort intended to jolt the country out of deflation – one that so far has yielded mixed results. You’ll learn from this speech how Japan’s dramatic policy change will affect the U.S.; why the new monetary policy has roiled global markets; what exporters – and investors in them – need to know about the weak yen; how Abenomics is affecting the rest of the world economy; and how the U.S. can avoid the ‘lost decades’ Japan experienced.

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. You’ll learn 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
; and how successful companies use Asian operations for inexpensive innovation

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