After the excitement of a fireside chat between eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, it was time for us eBay sellers to party like rock stars — and we did! The thrills began as we exited the main hall on our way to the Grand Ballroom for the evening’s gala festivities. Proving that eBay DOES listen, sellers were f–ted with a newly revived eBay tradition: the longest clapping tunnel ever, lined on both sides with eBay team members applauding sellers and culminating in a shower of red, blue, yellow and green (what else?) confetti!
In the Grand Ballroom, attendees found open bars and a delicious assortment of hors d’ouevres awaiting our delectation. Cheers, and bottoms up! Assorted performers provided equally delightful and festive visuals: gyrating with hula hoops, dancing with glittery cutout silver 20s and prancing with long ribbon streamers on platforms around the room while artist Dan (sorry, i didn’t catch his last name) painted a portrait of Pierre Omidyar by hand — literally, using both of them.
The first of 2 bands featured Elle King doing her current hit song, “Ex’s and Oh’s”. She got the party started, with the first intrepid dancers taking the floor. Next came the JB Project, whose covers of Top 40 hits from Pharell Williams’ “Happy” to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” kept the room rocking. As those who were there (and among those on the dance floor) can attest, eBay sellers sure know how to cut a rug! Another shower of eBay-colored confetti brought the night to a close–_with a full day of eBay education yet to come.
eBay President/CEO Devin Wenig took a selfie with eBay founder/surprise guest of honor Pierre Omidyar and sellers at eBay’s We Are Twenty Seller Summit 20th anniversary celebration!