eBay CEO Keynotes Consumer Empowerment Conference

December 15, 2009

eBay CEO John Donahoe has brought eBay and PayPal\'s message of e-commerce consumer empowerment to Washington. Small business job creation was the highlight of Donahoe\'s remarks at a recent conference in Washington, D.C. entitled, "Empowering E-consumers: Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Internet Economy." The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted more than 250 government officials, business leaders, consumer advocates, and academics from around the world to discuss opportunities and challenges for consumers in electronic commerce at the conference organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  Donahoe took advantage of his trip to Washington to meet with congressional leaders and Cabinet members, reiterating the important role Internet-enabled small business retailers can play as job creators.