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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

[In-person] Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


Registration 11:45

Opening Remarks 12:10

Luncheon 12:15

Fireside Chat 13:00

Q&A 13:35

Closing Remarks 13:55


ASHK Members: HKD 580

Non-Member Ticket: HKD 680



Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present a discussion with best-selling author and highly accomplished investor Weijian Shan, on his latest book, Money Machine – A Trailblazing American Venture in China, which completes a trilogy of works describing his fascinating evolution from hard labor in the Gobi to the heights of private equity investing in Asia.


What are the key lessons Shan has learned over decades of working with American firms to invest in China, and in light of Sino-US tensions, how is the Chinese investment landscape changing? How was his team able to accomplish the singular feat of investing a turning around a state-owned bank and can that feat be repeated? In conversation with Tao Wang, author of Making Sense of China's Economy and head of Asia Economic Research at UBS investment bank, Shan will explore these questions and more. 

Nov 29, 2023

11:45 AM - 1:55 PM (GMT+8)

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Justice Drive 9
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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About the book - Money Machine

In his latest book, Shan delivers a compelling account of one of the most significant private equity deals in the industry's history: the first and only foreign acquisition of a Chinese national bank. The release of Money Machine completes Shan's bestselling trilogy, which began with Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America (2019) and continued with Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea's Most Iconic Bank (2020).


Taken together, these three books present an unparalleled, up-close perspective on doing business in Asia, charting Shan's life journey from hard laborer in the Gobi Desert to one of private equity's most successful dealmakers.


Following the publication of Money Machine, both Out of the Gobi and Money Games will be re-released in paperback, updated with new material from the author.


Buy a copy of Money Machine from our store.


  • Weijian Shan (Chairman & Co-Founder of PAG)

    Weijian Shan

    Chairman & Co-Founder of PAG

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  • Tao Wang (Head of Asia Economic Research at UBS)

    Tao Wang

    Head of Asia Economic Research at UBS

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3-Course Set Lunch Menu

3-Course Set Lunch

Regular Menu

Prosciutto Ham with Cantelope, Baby Gem & Micro Herbs


Pan-Seared Sea Bass Fillet with Ratatouille, Celeriac Puree, Arugula Vinaigrette


Tiramisu with Marsala and Kahlua

Vegetarian Menu

Grilled Green Asparagus with Black Truffle Aioli and Chopped Egg


Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate and Arugula


Tiramisu with Marsala and Kahlua


ASHK members Tickets
Member Price HKD 580
Non-Members Ticket (Sold Out)
HKD 680

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