Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference will be held directly this year, CEO Marc Benioff told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in an interview with “Mad Money.”
The company hosted a high-profile convention that took place completely remotely in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s event, set September 21-23, preserves digital components. Masu.
However, Salesforce’s decision to welcome face-to-face attendees again is a remarkable step forward for companies in the United States to recover from the Covid crisis, allowing them to embrace a wide range of remote work in unprecedented ways. This led to a sharp slowdown in business trips.
According to the company’s press release, Salesforce requires direct attendees in the United States to be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Dreamforce will be held in 2021 in multiple locations, including San Francisco, where cloud software makers are headquartered. The conference will also be held in New York City, Paris, and London. Salesforce said the event will be “the first global Dreamforce ever.”
Dreamforce is in its 19th year, and it’s a big marketing opportunity for Salesforce. It is also considered an important driver of San Francisco’s economic activity. Past speakers include former President Barack Obama, who spoke in 2019. That year, more than 171,000 people registered for attendance.
Benioff’s interview on “Mad Money” took place shortly after the company reported its first-quarter earnings report better than Wall Street expected.
Benioff, who founded Salesforce in 1999, said, “It was the best first quarter ever. I think it was the best quarter in the history of the company.” Revenue, margins, and cash flow are all us. Significantly exceeded expectations. “