Shape South Asia 2017 (SSA 2017) is the annual regional event of Global Shapers community where Global Shapers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan come together to discuss their local issues at this regional South Asian platform. The 4th Edition of the SSA 2017 has come back to India after being hosted in Nepal and Sri Lanka in its previous two editions and is scheduled to be hosted by Bhopal Hub from 3-5th November 2017 under the theme "Shaping South Asia Through Fourth Industrial Revolution".

The young leaders from the South Asian region will gather in Bhopal to share their inspiring views and learn from each other through a series of moderated panel discussions and interesting workshops which will revolve around the impact created by the fourth industrial revolution in sectors like Education, E-Commerce, Entertainment and E-Governance.

The event will also give you an opportunity to explore Bhopal while doing activities which will focus on use of digital medium and team building.


Friday, 3rd November, 2017

12:00 – 14:00

SSA Cricket Cup

Time to create strong bond over our favourite game

17:00 – 18:00

Welcome to SSA 2017


18:00 – 19:00

Official reception

Introduction & Ice Breaking Sessions

19:00 Onwards

Bhopal meets Shapers

Welcoming the Shapers
Drinks & Dinner with Cultural Performances
Gandhi Change Awards*

Saturday, 4th November, 2017

09:30 – 11:00

Inauguration & Opening Panel

Panel Theme:
Does today's digitalization mark the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

11:00 – 11:45

Official Group Photograph & Networking High Tea

11:45 – 13:15

Panel Discussion I

Panel Theme:
The Future of Learning in the Digital Age: How Education Needs to Evolve Against the Backdrop of Rapid Digitalization

13:15 – 14:00

A short break for lunch

14:00 – 15:30


  1. Workshop 1: Logic & Magic
  2. Workshop 2: Citizen Happiness Evaluation Matrix
15:30 –16:00

High Tea

16:00 – 17:30

Panel Discussion II

Panel Theme:
E – Governance: Transforming Culture, People and Politics

19:00 Onwards

Dinner and Cruise at Bhopal Upper Lake

Sunday, 5th November, 2017

8:30 – 10:00

Exploring Bhopal

  • Heritage Walk (20 Shapers)
  • Boat Race (40 Shapers)
  • Jungle Safari (40 Shapers)
11:30 – 13:00

Panel Discussion III

Panel Theme:
Entertainment: The changing of world of entertainment from homes to palms

13:00 – 14:00

A short break for lunch

14:15 – 15:45

Panel Discussion IV

Panel Theme:
The Age of everywhere: E-commerce and the secular shift of marketplace

16:00 – 16:30

Official Closing Remarks by Vice Curator, Bhopal Hub

16:30 - 17:00

Closing High Tea

20:00 Onwards

Closing Dinner Party Hosted by Bhopal Hub