There has never been a more exciting time to be in the manufacturing, automotive, and energy industries. Major disruptions in the industry have made change necessary, but there are substantial opportunities for those who want to tackle this challenge head-on, rethink the way they operate their business, and reimagine how they interact with their customers.

At Dreamforce ‘18, we’ve lined up four days of keynotes, breakout sessions, demos, and networking — all designed to drive impactful discussions around how best to create a digital ecosystem around the customer. Whether you’re in discrete or process manufacturing, distribution, automotive, oil and gas, or utilities — we’ve got something for everyone.

Read on for my can’t-miss recommendations to help you navigate Dreamforce like a pro.


Register for our biggest and best keynote yet


If there’s one must-see session at Dreamforce, this is it. During the manufacturing, automotive, and energy keynote we’ll lay out our vision for each industry, and we couldn’t be more excited to have our customers ABB, Volvo, and Hess join us on stage to share their digital transformation journey and show visionary demos about how they’re leveraging the Salesforce Platform to create differentiated experiences for their customers.

Register today -- last year’s keynote was standing-room only!


The top sessions for manufacturing, automotive, and energy Trailblazers


This year, we have 33 dedicated breakout and theater sessions focused on topics around innovations in the manufacturing, automotive, and energy industries! Here are just a few of our top recommended sessions.  Be sure to register for them in advance by clicking the links below!





To plan your ultimate Dreamforce experience, be sure to check out the Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy Trail Map for a day-by-day breakdown of the must-do highlights.


Experience in-depth industry solution demos at the Dreamforce Campground


Join us in the Dreamforce Campground to learn more about our industry-specific solutions.  There, you’ll see in-depth demos from our experts who can talk you through how leading companies use Salesforce to accelerate their channel sales, streamline their parts distribution and warranty process, deliver intelligent field service, personalize their B2B marketing efforts, and grow their businesses across the discrete, process, automotive, oil & gas, and utilities industries. You won’t want to miss it!


Get exclusive, industry-specific content at our first-ever Manufacturing Lodge


For the first time ever, we have a Manufacturing Lodge located on the 5th Floor of the InterContinental Hotel, just a short walk from the Dreamforce campus.  Think of the Lodge as the home for manufacturing, automotive, and energy Trailblazers at Dreamforce. We’ll have intimate theater sessions with targeted industry content and speakers, in-depth industry demos — including a deeper look into the ABB and Volvo demos you’ll see in our industry keynote, places to relax and network with your peers, and a fun swag giveaway! Check out this ‘Inside Dreamforce '18” clip for a preview of what’s in store:


Your pre-Dreamforce checklist


  1. Connect with your account executive to talk through your Dreamforce agenda so he or she can share recommendations — especially if this is your first time attending.

  2. Build out your daily plan with the Agenda Builder.  Map out your top sessions and don’t forget to pre-register and save your seat at the Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy Keynote (9:30 AM on Wednesday, September 26th).

  3. Join one of our industry Trailblazer Communities. They’re active communities of thousands that are a great resource year-round, but they’re also an especially great way to start making connections with your fellow Dreamforce peers. Plus, we’ll be posting relevant Dreamforce updates and announcements in each of those channels --  there’s one for each industry!

We can’t wait to host all our manufacturing, automotive, and energy Trailblazers in San Francisco this month. Safe travels as you get ready to embark on your journey, and we look forward to seeing you at the most exciting Dreamforce yet!