Sharp Announces Tour de Force 2015 Road Tour

MAHWAH, NJ, May 5, 2015 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a  division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) today announces a 2015 road tour kicking off on May 7th and running through June 16th. 

Over the next 7 weeks, Sharp’s team will host meetings in key cities to meet with dealers and discuss industry trends, highlight product offerings and outline future plans.  This tour follows last year’s highly successful events. Sharp has a full agenda planned, featuring two tracks of informative sessions for dealers and their sales teams. Executive-level business sessions, dealer panels sharing best practices, new product category opportunities and professional sales training workshops are among the many educational offerings. 

In addition to the Sharp executives outlining key company initiatives, there will also be presentations from industry experts of which highlights include:

•             A keynote session on the impacts of mobility presented by Ang?le Boyd and Keith Kmetz of International Data Corporation (IDC)

•             A session on the latest industry benchmarks, model metrics and the role Managed Services plays in the dealer’s business planning process, presented by John Hey of Strategic Business Associates (SBA)

•             New opportunities in Managed Network Services by Continuum, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions

•             A dynamic session for dealer sales teams on leveraging technology to open new doors, and strategies for going outside the current customer base, presented by Chris Ryne and Mitch Morgan of Growth Achievement Partners (GAP)

“The 2015 Road Tour provides our dealers with an opportunity to learn from the experts who are at the forefront of our evolving industry,” said Doug Albregts, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “Attendees will learn about the issues impacting their business today, and will have an opportunity to have an open dialogue with Sharp’s senior executive team.” 

Dates and locations for Sharp’s Road Tour are as follows: Boston (May 7 – 8), New Orleans (May 12 – 13), San Diego (May 18 – 19), Seattle (May 20 – 21), St. Louis (June 9 – 10) and Orlando (June 15 – 16).

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America 

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 1 Sharp Plaza, Suite 1, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit our web site at www.siica.sharpusa.com.   

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