I’m asked all the time about attending events and the importance to an online seller of doing so. I said we should stop calling them events and call them trade shows — that is, until I attended my first eBay Live! convention back in 2003. It was definitely an event. From the food to the parties to the education, it was a party wrapped in a business show.
Trade shows are usually about selling the same widget or service for everyone. At an eBay event, we’re sharpening our entrepreneurial chops: learning new skills and/or discovering new 3rd party tools as well as gaining inspiration. I hope to see you at eBay Open 2017, coming up July 25-28 at the MGM Grand. Registration as well as room reservations are available at http://www.ebayopen2017.com. Vegas babeee!