eBay Open 2018 Updated Seller Conference Agenda and Speakers

eBay revealed more details about its upcoming third annual seller conference eBay Open in Las Vegas on July 24-26.

The conference is a mix of eBay executives discussing changes on the platform and in eCommerce, workshops teaching strategies, and vendors demonstrating their services and products to help sellers become more productive and profitable.

The last two events were a huge success. Many sellers walked away from the event more knowledgeable on how to improve their business on eBay.

READ MORE: eBay Open 2017 – What You Missed

“All of the classes were extremely informative. The energy of the people was outstanding and really inspiring. I’m excited to go next year!”

Ciara Brown, eBay Seller

Scheduled Speakers

For this year’s conference, eBay has released the following list of scheduled speakers that will discuss a wide variety of subjects on how to improve selling on eBay.

  • Devin Wenig, President @ CEO
  • Wendy Jones, SVP, Global Operations
  • Scott Cutler, SVP Americas
  • Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer, Americas
  • Bob Kupbens, VP, Seller and Marketplace Operations
  • Cathal McCarthy, VP of Global Customer Experiences
  • Mohan Patt, VP, Buyer Experience
  • Sunil Rajasekar, VP, Seller Experience

The lineup from eBay is similar to last year with the notable change of Scott Cutler taking over the role of Hal Lawton at eBay when Lawton moved on to Macy’s last year.

In addition to the eBay executives, sellers will also hear from two vendors offering their perspective on how to succeed on eBay and eCommerce:

  • Amit Mathradas, PayPal, GM and Head of North American Small Business
  • Timothy, Stolz, Pitney Bowes, Director Client Management, eBay Global Shipping Program

Updates on Agenda

eBay also updated the agenda for this year’s conference to include schedule changes and some details not available at the original announcement.

Tuesday, July 24:
Badge pick-up opens at 8:00am at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center starting at 8:00am. It is recommended sellers come early to get their credentials to avoid missing the opening session.

8:00am – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 2:45pm General Session
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm General Session
4:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception & Expo Hall Opens

Wednesday, July 25:
Expo Hall is open all day from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 9:15am Workshop Session 1
9:30am – 10:15am Workshop Session 2
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm Workshop Session 3
2:00pm – 2:45pm Workshop Session 4
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm Workshop Session 5
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:15pm General Session and SHINE Awards
5:15pm – 6:30pm Happy Hour

Thursday, July 26:
Expo Hall is open all day from 7:30am to 4:30pm.

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 9:15am Workshop Session 6
9:15am – 10:15am Workshop Session 7
10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm Workshop Session 8
2:00pm – 2:45pm Workshop Session 9
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm Workshop Session 10
4:10pm – 5:10pm Closing General Sessions
7:00pm – 11:00pm Closing Party at Brooklyn Bowl

READ MORE: eBay Open 2017 – What You Missed

Better Schedule Flow

Over the original announcement for this year’s eBay Open, the company did reduce the General Session time a little. But it is about the same as last year now.

However, unlike last year, where it appeared they “front-loaded” the event with one big session and then hosted a few shorter ones, this year, the General Sessions are more spread out.

This schedule should be easier to take in for attendees instead of getting bombarded with a lot of new information upfront.

Details on workshops will be made available soon. Registration is still open and the cost is $399. eBay also negotiated a discounted room rate of $89 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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