8 Reasons You Should Go To Dreamforce 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

By Quinn Coleman

tradeshow sales

When it’s billed as “four days that will change the way you think about business,” chances are Dreamforce is one conference you won’t regret attending.

Hosted annually in the heart of San Francisco, Dreamforce is Salesforce’s annual user conference, bringing together thousands of the brightest minds and thought leaders across all different industries. For four days, guests attend training sessions, network, and learn about the latest and greatest developments in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Last year, 170,000 people from over 100 countries attended Dreamforce—so you could say the opportunities to meet your meeting goals are plentiful. If you aren’t yet convinced, continue reading for our top reasons you should head to San Francisco for Dreamforce 2019.

1. Boost Your Company’s Success

According to Salesforce, companies who attend Dreamforce see improvement in many facets of their business. Some statistics include:

  • +38% in sales productivity
  • +20% in customer retention
  • +29% in marketing campaign efficacy
  • +58% in faster IT integration
  • +32% in employee productivity

These stats alone are reason enough to attend Dreamforce, but we’ll go on.

2. Next Level Networking

So you think you’ve networked before? You don’t know networking until you get to Dreamforce. The connections that you can make at Dreamforce could be those that change your company forever. You don’t want to be the company that wasn’t there, right?

3. Non-Stop Excitement

We know how some trade shows go—they can be boring. But that’s not Dreamforce. This is a work hard, play hard atmosphere. Not only are you located in the heart of San Francisco, where there’s plenty to do, but the folks who put on Dreamforce throw attendees a party you won’t soon forget. On top of all of the events and info sessions going on, every year Dreamforce hosts a concert for all attendees, and they spare no expense. In years past, guests have included Bruno Mars, U2, and the Foo Fighters so bring your dancing shoes.

4. Location, Location, Location

Dreamforce is held in the Moscone Center in the heart of San Francisco’s trendy SoMa neighborhood. Known for its great bars, restaurants and entertainment options, when the day of networking has ended, you and your team can hit the town. The location is also great for hosting happy hours or dinner events for potential clients. You can check out our list of potential venues here.

5. Be Ahead of the Curb

If the latest and greatest innovators and entrepreneurs attend any conference in the world, it’s going to be Dreamforce. This is where companies go to debut cutting edge technology—the kind of technology that can transform the way your company does business. Learning about what will keep your company up to date on emerging tech is a golden opportunity to get a leg up on the competition.

6. Learn from the Best

No other conference in the world can compare to the opportunities for learning and growth. Past speakers include formerPresident Bill Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg, and Sir Richard Branson. Additionally, Dreamforce hosts 2,700+ breakout sessions led by industry experts where attendees can learn anything from how to build an app through clicks to what the future of AI looks like.

7. Hob-Knob at Parties

If you aren’t the one hosting a party, chances are you’ll know someone who is and collect that invite. Not only are the parties the “fun part,” but they provide unique opportunities to engage with potential prospects on a more intimate level. The networking never has to end.

8. The Floor

It’s easy to get lost thinking about the great features of Dreamforce and forget about the main attraction—the trade show floor! The demos and booths at Dreamforce are next level. So not only will you have fun doing things like climbing Outreach’s rock-climbing wall, but you’re sure to make some worthwhile connections.

Go Home Inspired

When your four days at Dreamforce wrap up, you’ll be exhausted, but wishing you could do it all over again. The people you meet and the connections you make are without compare, and we can confidently say you’ll be leaving inspired.

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