27th Feb to 7th March 2020, Meydan Race Course, Dubai

THE BIGGEST ENTREPRENEURIAL FESTIVAL IN UAE

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Where SME's Dreams Comes True

Why you should Join Dream Station

Dream Station is the Biggest Entrepreneurship Festival brought to you by Meydan One, SMEDistrict & District One. Because this is where SMEs dreams come true!! As an SME Dreamstation is the 1st entrepreneurial festival in UAE giving you the opportunity to promote your brand to 10,000+ visitors to make instant sales, to be marketed in local & global media and to get the chance to network with top notch investors and international retail groups, and get hands on experience from leading successful entrepreneurs within the local and global market without any registration fees.

The BIG Saturday of the world Cup will happen during the event so there will be international brand exposure as well as 1000’s of attendees.

Dream Station is the leading international retail incubation platform allowing the growth and global exposure of local SMEs.

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WHY JOIN US Aim of The Festival

Promotion & Marketing of Local SMEs

Franchising Local Brands Globally

Securing Investment & Partnerships

Promoting Government Initiatives

Inspiring Youth to Pursue Entrepreneurship

Defying Entrepreneurship Challenges

Networking

JOIN THE EVENT Event Features

Launch of SME District

SMEDistrict is the 1st leading retail incubation program in partnership with Meydan One that aims to franchise local brands globally, giving trendsetters within the F&B, technology industry and creative identified designers all the business tools they need to transform their brands to successful international businesses in a single platform from the heart of Dubai.

In It To Win It

The competition will evaluate all 100 participating SMEs during the 10 days duration of the festival where a panel will walk through to evaluate all businesses based on their innovation of the brand, sustainability, and Social Responsibility along with their visual merchandising of how creative they represent their brand and the top 3 highest performing sales during the event duration.

Exhibit Your Brand

Dream Station offers unique Festive Entertainment for more than 10,000+ visitors. The Dubai World Cup Carnival leads to the Dubai World Cup day, the richest day of racing in the world. The major prep for Dubai World Cup day is the Super Saturday meeting, to be held on Saturday March 07, 2020 expecting visibility to 10,000 guests, where you can exhibit and promote your retail, F&B brand to generate revenue, and to market your brand with international PR coverage

@ - UAE’s 1st SME Smart Department Store

Bored of seeing the same brands in every retail destination and every mall you enter! Do you want to have your own shop and a giant marketing budget to compete and differentiae your retail and F&B Concept from the international retail competition in Dubai’s?

Pannel Discussions

Offerings entrepreneurial solutions and incubation initiatives together with real-time successful local and international entrepreneurs within the field of technology, retail and F&B to share their knowledge and know how to help SMEs to navigate towards success surpassing market challenges and saving their capital of time and money.

Networking & Investment Opportunities

At the event we allow SMEs to mingle and pitch for investment and build partnerships that can help them accelerate their business globally under the umbrella of SMEDistrict & Meydan One’s official retail incubation program to accelerate local brands globally.

WIN EXCITING CASH PRIZES

In It To Win It

3 prizes 1st prize 30,000 AED 2nd 20,000 AED 3rd prize 10,000 AED

The competition will evaluate all 100 participating SMEs during the 10 days duration of the festival where a panel will walk through to evaluate all businesses based on their innovation of the brand, sustainability, and Social Responsibility along with their visual merchandising of how creative they represent their brand and the top 3 highest performing sales during the event duration.

Join With Your Brand

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

H.E. Aynour Alhussein

CEO & Founder, SMEDistrict Entrepreneurship Program

Marwan Al Thani

CEO & General Manager and Board Member of INV District

H.E. Sheikha Noora Al Khalifa

Entrepreneur, Founder of Medpoint Design

Dr. Govind Rao

Vice President/SMB Sales-Indirect Acquisition

Joy Ajlouny

Former CMO and Co-Founder of Fetchr

Saana Azzam

Author of ‘Leading Speakers’ and CEO of MENA Speakers

Firas Al Msaddi

CEO, FAM PROPERTIES

Abdalatti Abuassi

Founder & CEO of Al Mayar, Corporate Strategy & Development Specialist

Mohammed Salman

Managing Director of Takeleap

Lina Husri

Founder of ThinkSmart,PR & Production Firm

Vincenzo Visciglia

Co - Founder AAVVA

Ahmad Ammar

Co- Founder AAVVA

Murtaza Manji

Managing Partner, Kaizen Consulting Group DMCC

Valerie Hawley

Head of Innovation Lab Daman

Dave Crane

Award-Winning Keynote Speaker

Khaled Ghorab

The Relationships Architect

Khalid Alabdulla

Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder KALED

Damu Winston

Best Selling Author

Adel Abu Aysha

Partner at Kaizen Consulting Group

Rashta Landgraf

Partner at Kaizen Consulting Group

Fadi Amoudi

Founder & CEO of IQ Fulfillment, IQ Robotics and IQ Express

Mr. Jazeer Jamal

Head of StartupX program at INV District

Konstantinos Michail

Director – Media & Specialty Leasing Meydan One

WHO HELPS US MAIN PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

If You Share Our DNA

PROUDLY PRESENTING SME'S ONBOARD

Coppasta
Winnies
moza
AYM DESIGN
Maya Alhawary
hop
AWS Collection
BEYOUcaffeeshop
peonies
MAHSA
aldona
anya Cafe
Mr Brisket
faspiration
Tiwafin Beauty
The Elegance Store
halwa coffee
SOLITUDE
code red
burger boulevard
DBS
VINITHA MICHAEL
Taco Box
Bonboneer
chicken street
Sabyavi

SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

World is committed to making participation in the event a harassment free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression

05:00 - 05:20 PM
Opening Speech

H.E. Aynour Alhussein

Opening Speech

H.E. Aynour Alhussein
CEO & Founder SMEDistrict Entrepreneurship Program

05:20 - 05:25 PM

Video- intro

Makrouf and Najeh

Anytime

Officials VIP tour to SME’s stands

05:30 - 05:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Five ways the UAE encourages entrepreneurs

Dr. Govind Rao

Panel Discussion: Five ways the UAE encourages entrepreneurs

Dr. Govind
Head of SMB, Etisalat

Mr. Lorenzo Jooris
CEO Creative Zone

Mr. Fadi Amoudi
CEO of IQ Fulfillment

05:45 - 06:00 PM
INTRO: Dreams Do Come True

H.E. Aynour Alhussein

INTRO: Dreams Do Come True

H.E. Aynour Alhussein
CEO & Founder SMEDistrict Entrepreneurship Program

Topic:
What is SMEDistrict and how it can. Help entrepreneurs go global with their retail and f&B unique business from the heart of Dubai

06:00 - 06:25 PM
Panel discussion: The future of retail

H.E. Aynour Alhussein

Panel discussion: The future of retail

H.E. Aynour Alhussein
CEO & Founder SMEDistrict Entrepreneurship Program

Konstantinos Michail
Director – Media & Specialty Leasing Meydan One

Topic:
Progress of retail & F&B industries and the role of developers to give opportunities to trend setters and collaboration with international retailers and developers in the region

07:10 - 07:30 PM
Panel discussion: Democratized investment and alternative funding

Abdalatti Abuassi

Panel discussion: Democratized investment and alternative funding

Abdalatti Abuassi
CEO & Founder Almayar

Marwan Al Thani CEO INV District

Joy Ajlouny
Former CMO & Co-Founder Fetcher

Saana Azzam - Award Winning Economist,
Communications Expert, Author of ‘’Leading
Speaker’’ & CEO of MENA Speaker

Topic:
Finding alternative funding asset class by bringing the highest quality alternative investments to a broad of advisers and their investors...

07:30 - 07:45 PM
A Talk: How to become a Guru in Your Filed of Your Business

Firas Al Msaddi

A Talk: How to become a Guru in Your Filed of Your Business

Firas Al Msaddi-CEO of Fam Properties

Topic:
From a salesperson to CEO

10:00 - 12:00 AM

Live DJ

05:00 - 05:20 PM
 Panel discussion: Why and How to digitalize your business?

Valerie Hawley

Panel discussion: Why and How to digitalize your business?

Valerie Hawley
Head of Digitalization and Innovation at Daman

Topic:
Transformation steps for your business engaging technology advancement

05:20 - 05:50 PM
 Pannel Discussion: Entrepreneurship Challenges and essential Motivations

Lina Husri

Pannel Discussion: Entrepreneurship Challenges and essential Motivations

Lina Husri
CEO & Founder Think Smart

Ahmad Ammar Co
Founder AAVVA

Vincenzo Visciglia Co

Founder AAVVA

Educational lecture:
What does it take to be a modern successful
entrepreneur?

• How to navigate through the crowded corporate world and own a successful global business in a competitive market.

05:10 - 06:10 PM
 Talk: Why The Market Needs You Most When Its Down?

Khaled Ghorab

Talk: Why The Market Needs You Most When Its Down?

Khaled Ghourab
Executive Business Coach

06:10 - 06:25 PM
 A Talk: why QUIT?

Khalid Alabdulla

A Talk: why QUIT?

Khaled Al Abdullah - Filmmaker/Entrepreneur

A Talk: why QUIT?

06:25 - 06:45 PM
 Talk: How AR/VR Technology Tools Can Impact Your Business Growth and Positioning

Mohammed Salman

Talk: How AR/VR Technology Tools Can Impact Your Business Growth and Positioning

Mohammed Salman, Founder/CEO TakeLeap

Educational Session

HOW AR/VR Technology tools can impact your business growth and positioning

06:45 - 07:15 PM
 The 5 Levers to Organic Business Growth to SMEs

Murtaza Manji

The 5 Levers to Organic Business Growth to SMEs

Murtaza Manji, Managing partner of Kaizen

The 5 Levers to Organic Business Growth to SMEs

07:50 - 08:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

Panel Discussion: My Dream is to become an
Entrepreneur.

The right question to ask when you’re starting your first business?
• Understanding your personal goals but also your business goals.
• The start up process-how to turn your vision to reality.

07:15 - 07:30 PM
 Decentralize Finance (DeFi), What that Could Mean to Retail

Damu Winston

Decentralize Finance (DeFi), What that Could Mean to Retail

Damu Winston, Author

Decentralize Finance (DeFi), What that Could Mean to Retail

7:30pm - 8:00pm
 Panel Discussion: How Early Should you Raise for Your Startup

Mr. Jazeer Jamal

Panel Discussion: How Early Should you Raise for Your Startup

Jazeer Jamal
CEO & Founder GrowValley

Fouad Nasser
Business Development Manager INV District

9:00pm - 10:00mn
 Festival Begins : Famous Saudi Singer Bander Bin Oweer

Bander Bin Oweer

Festival Begins : Famous Saudi Singer Bander Bin Oweer

Famous Saudi Singer Bander Bin Oweer

08:00 - 12:00 AM

LIVE DJ

05:00 - 06:00 PM

Ladies Majlis

Workshop: If you can dream it you can do it

• how my fashion brand can become a runway hit in the middle east & globally.

07:00 - 08:00 PM

Retail corner

Workshop: Love by you

• Scent making and fragrance developing.
• How to make your own perfume identity.

07:00 - 08:00 PM

F&B Corner

Workshop: Secrete sauce and success

• How to use the entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate your business
• Build your own secret sauce.

06:00 - 07:00 PM

Jewelry

Workshop: Diamonds are forever

• Jewelry making From the ground up learn the ability to combine art and fashion
• How to be a talented jeweler

07:00 - 08:00 PM

Retail corner

Workshop: Devoted to vintage

• Scent making and fragrance developing.
• how to make your own perfume identity.

08:00 - 09:00 PM

Dream Station Stage

Calisthenics show

06:00 - 07:00 PM

F&B corner

Workshop: Say it with cookies

• Turn your love of baking to a business (decorate your own cookie/activity)

07:00 - 08:00 PM

Dream Station Stage

African Drum Show

KNOW MORE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FAQ's

Dream Station festival is the biggest entrepreneurship festival happening in Dubai by SMEDistrict and Meydan one powered by District one during the final races of the World Cup of Meydan in support of Innovation of local SMEs and securing global investors to invest in retail, f&B and technology innovation in Dubai and assisting local innovation to grow global from the Heart of Dubai, It would be great exposure for Etisalat to support the innovation and to boost the trendsetters of Dubai while showcasing all the SMEs support services offerings to help local talent secure foreign investment and grow making Dubai an international hub an innovation for entrepreneurship.

-The booth is offered at no cost

-5000 AED security deposit that is refunded after the event

-25% of the total revenue is collected

  • We are Helping SME’s to accelerate and grow their businesses globally.
  • We are Bringing all government initiatives that support SMEs in one place.
  • We are Bringing Incubation programs and SME SVPs to promote their offerings 
  • We are giving SME’s a chance to connect with the biggest retailers and international investors.  

27th February 2020 till the 7th march 2020

10 days from 5:00 PM – 12:00 midnight

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Date: 27th Feb till 7th March

Venue: Meydan Grandstand, entry via Gate C

Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Email: info@smedistrict.com

Tel: 00 971 4 299 9272

Phone: 00 971 50 962 3621

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Tel: 00 971 4 299 9272

Phone: 00 971 50 962 3621

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Because this is where SMEs dreams come true!! As an SME Dreamstation is the 1st entrepreneurial festival in UAE giving you the opportunity to promote your brand to 10,000+ visitors to make instant sales, to be marketed in local & global media and to get the chance to network with top notch investors and international retail groups, and get hands on experience from leading successful entrepreneurs within the local and global market without any registration fees.

Registering your company/brand at the event means you are already part of the pitching competition “IN IT TO WIN IT” where you get to win cash prizes and free membership at SMEDistrict program and the chance to be incubated in SMEDistrict and Meydan One retail incubation program where we grow your brand locally and globally assisting you from owning your own space to your own store and cut the chase by singing you with international retailers as they are looking for trendsetters just like you! And we built the platform that helps your innovation transform to a successful business allowing us to franchise your brand globally.

SMEDistrict is the 1st leading retail incubation program in partnership with Meydan One that aims to franchise local brands globally, giving trendsetters within the F&B and technology industry and creative identified designers all the business tools they need to transform their brands to successful international businesses in a single platform from the heart of Dubai.

  1. SMEDistrict assists SMEs with their branding, concept development, Marketing, feasibility study & business evaluation, securing investment, premium retail spaces, legal advisors, shops within UAE’s most premium retail destinations with 90% less cost and finally the ability to sign consignments with international retailers.
  2. We are hungry for creative minds and hard working entrepreneurs to support them transfer their brands to successful international businesses. Fill our thirst with innovation and enthusiasm.

The competition will evaluate all 100 participating SMEs during the 10 days duration of the festival where a panel will walk through to evaluate all businesses based on their innovation of the brand, sustainabilty, and Social Responsibility along with their visual merchandising of how creative they represent their brand and the top 3 highest performing sales during the event duration.

Dreamstation festival offers unique Festive Entertainment for more than 3000+ visitors as it runs alongside the domestic Racing at Meydan season. The Dubai World Cup Carnival leads to the Dubai World Cup day, the richest day of racing in the world. The major prep for Dubai World Cup day is the Super Saturday meeting, to be held on Saturday March 07, 2020 expecting visibility to 10,000 guests, where you can exhibit and promote your retail/f&B brand to generate revenue, and to market your brand with international PR coverage within a festival full of entertainment, knowledge, unprecedented opportunities and dreamy vibes.

Brands on Board! Dreamstation offers SMEs Free Stands and Spaces for their food truck concepts without any registration fees to apply and get more information contact us and register today.

  1. Bored of seeing the same brands in every retail destination and every mall you enter! Do you want to have your own shop and a giant marketing budget to compete and differentiate your retail and F&B Concept from the international retail competition in Dubai’s?
  2. @ is the official Smart SME Department Store that aims to highlight all the local SME brands within it by offering them not only a physical space but a digital space to sell their products online and offline within the store with 90% less cost inclusive of Marketing, rental and service charges in the most premium an luxurious destinations in Dubai, allowing local SME brands to compete fairly against international retailer brands.
  3. Being part of the store is being apart of a retail incubation journey where a local brands can start by owning their own space then developing their brand further till they own their own store and finally we assist them in signing international consignments to expose their brands globally. Not to mention being apart of an e-commerce platform that will change the Facade of the entrepreneurial game within the UAE.

Be the 1st to get a glimpse of the concept store and to book your space to showcase your brand locally and globally.

Dreamstation brings UAE’s government offerings for entrepreneurial solutions and incubation initiatives together with real-time successful local and international entrepreneurs within the field of technology, retail and f&B to share their knowledge and know how to help SMEs to navigate towards success surpassing market challenges and saving their capital of time and money that could have been lost through living those challenges.

The panel discussions also host the biggest names of retailers, investors, and advisors, bringing them together under one umbrella to discuss entrepreneurship challenges, and present their latest offerings & solutions to support SMEs within regional markets. So if you are a part of an entity that supports local SMEs or you are an entrepreneur with an amazing story to tell, register and share it with us @Dreamstation to 3000+ visitors to inspire success & educate SMEs to overcome market challenges.

Dream Station brings together in the coolest festive vibes the biggest network of the most prominent retailers, advisors and investors in the region to build partnerships with organizations sharing our DNA of supporting local Talent and SMEs, the new generation of “ Trendsetters” to accelerate and navigate through the transformation journey of the retail and f&B industry as we know it.

At the event we allow SMEs to mingle and pitch for investment and build partnerships that can help them accelerate their business globally under the umbrella of SMEDistrict & Meydan One’s official retail incubation program to accelerate local brands globally.