The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. The weather is changing, excitement is in the air, and everyone is preparing for a big family reunion. That’s right — it’s almost Dreamforce! As a Salesforce partner, there are so many incredible opportunities to network with the ecosystem and learn about the wonderful innovation happening around us during the four magical days. Anyone who’s been to Dreamforce knows that in order to make the most of it, a checklist is a must to cover ground in the most efficient way. So that’s why we’ve created a list of the top five can’t-miss items for partners during Dreamforce ’19. From partner keynotes to sessions for every role and level, these are the standout items you’ll want to add to the top of your list.
1. Fast-Track to the Future with our Partner Keynotes
There are so many exciting things happening in the partner ecosystem that we couldn’t possibly fit everything into just one keynote. Check out our two special keynotes for partners this year.
Partner Keynote: Building a Different Kind of Partnership
Tuesday, November 19, 2:45 PM — 3:45 PM, Moscone West, Level 3 | Keynote Room
Since the beginning, Salesforce has aspired to be a different kind of company — from our business and philanthropy model to our commitment to trust, learning, and customer success. Being a different kind of company has empowered us to build a different kind of partnership with our ecosystem. Join us at the Partner Keynote to hear from Tyler Prince, Parker Harris, and Salesforce and partner leaders as they share the pillars of this partnership and where we’ll go in the future with a tremendous global opportunity leading our way.
AppExchange Partner Keynote: Succeed in the Fastest Growing Cloud Marketplace
Tuesday, November 19, 4:30PM — 5:30 PM, Moscone West, Level 3 | Keynote Room
Join us at the AppExchange Partner Keynote for insights on how to succeed in the fastest growing cloud marketplace. Hear from Woodson Martin, EVP and GM, AppExchange, and special guests to see how entrepreneurs, developers, ISV and Consulting partners — like you — build on the Salesforce Customer 360 Platform, sell on the AppExchange, and grow their business in the Salesforce Ecosystem. Don’t miss exciting announcements about the AppExchange partner program innovation — including new program metrics and a new economic model.
2. Recharge in the Partner Lodge
When and Where: Tuesday 11/19-Friday 11/22, Park Central Hotel
The Partner Lodge, located in the Park Central Hotel, is your home away from home during Dreamforce. There will be lots of open space to catch up on work, plenty of charging stations, catered lunch, and a daily happy hour. Whether you want to mingle with peers, relax from intense conversations at your booth, learn something new, or just relax, you are welcome to the Partner Lodge.
3. Meet with the Experts at Entrepreneur Station
When and Where: All week at Trailhead Shores, Moscone West, first floor
Looking to share expertise and network with like-minded entrepreneurs? We’ve got just the place. Head to the Entrepreneur Station, located at the AppExchange Landing in Moscone West, first floor, to learn how to build a business in the fastest-growing cloud economy. We invite anyone who is interested to learn everything about the journey to becoming an AppExchange or Consulting partner and meet our experts on that topic. We’ll also have specific sessions and office hours designed to share insights and answer all questions on how newcomers can be incredibly successful in the ecosystem.
4. Expand your Expertise with Sessions for Every Role and Level
Walk away from Dreamforce inspired to grow your business with Salesforce and build more with the Salesforce Platform and host of partner technologies. We’ve put together sessions for every role and expertise level to keep your business thriving in all areas.
How they Won: Achieving the Ultimate Customer Success
Wednesday, November 20, 10:00 AM — 10:40 AM, Park Central, Olympic
Delivering ISV partner solutions that drive true customer success requires cooperation, collaboration, and a shared commitment to keeping the customer's needs in focus. Join Salesforce, LevelJump, and Telus to get a 360-degree view of what it takes to deliver an awesome joint ISV solution.
Partner Strategies to Gain the Mindshare of Salesforce Teams
Thursday, November 21, 10:00 AM — 10:40 AM, Park Central, Franciscan II
Constantly growing and ever-changing, Salesforce can be a challenge for partners to navigate—how do you break through? How do you build relationships with different Salesforce teams? Join us for a panel featuring Salesforce and partner veterans to get insight and real-world experience on how to build these essential relationships.
Better Together: How ISVs and SIs Can Deliver Maximum Value
Thursday, November 21, 3:00 PM — 3:40 PM, Park Central, Franciscan I
When they join forces, SIs and ISVs can deliver amazing solutions. Join us for a panel session featuring seasoned SI and ISV executives and learn first hand best practices to engage, align, and go to market together.
5. Experience Dreamforce Virtually
Snag a front-row seat to the world’s largest software conference! Our partner social channels are your ticket to behind-the-scenes moments, big announcements, interactive games, and live interviews straight from the #DF19 campus. Tap into partner conversations by tagging @partnerforce on Twitter and Instagram.
With an abundance of activities, both in San Francisco and online, keep this list handy when building out your schedule. No matter where you are, we are excited to experience the magic of #DF19 with you.