This is Why

2012 is another year of innovation and pride for Sharp. We celebrate our 100th anniversary, along with 40 years of Sharp Document Solutions, but our vision remains focused on the future and developing inspirational creative solutions.
/This is Why you, our valued partners, are invited to celebrate our impressive milestones. Please join us on 11th October when we will share with you why Sharp is your right business partner, now and in the future.

SHARP INSPIRE EXPO 11th October 2012

When / From 10 - 12 October 2012
Where / PortAventura / Tarragona / Spain
Why / An exclusive conference in a beautiful setting
How / Please take the time to register and join us for this special celebration

The venue


Avinguda Alcalde Pere Molas, KM 2,000
43480 Vila-Seca (Tarragona)
+34 977 77 92 06
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For further information regarding your hotel, please click the following links:
Hotel PortAventura
Hotel Hotel Caribe

Share the experience

As guests of Sharp all invited attendees can enjoy:

  • Two night's bed & breakfast accommodation at PortAventura (for 10 and 11 October, including breakfast on 12 October)
  • Informal welcome dinner on the PortAventura Convention Centre terrace on Wednesday 10 October
  • Lunch and Gala dinner on Thursday 11 October
  • Complimentary refreshments during the conference programme and social events
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in the Convention Centre
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in public areas of your hotel
  • Free pass to the amusements of PortAventura Adventure Park
  • Transportation to and from Camp Tarragona station or Barcelona El Prat & Reus airports

Essential information
  • Guest accommodation is located in one of three hotels within the PortAventura complex, all of which have easy access to the Convention Centre.
  • If you have any dietary or special requirements please indicate these during registration.
  • Guests will be required to pay for any incidental charges to their room upon departure.
  • If you would like to extend your stay after the conference please indicate this during registration. Accommodation outside of the conference dates is subject to availability and you will be responsible for the charges.

As a specially invited guest you will have the opportunity to see, hear and discuss Sharp’s vision for the future detailed MFP and software solution product tours. Our strategy will be revealed through inspirational keynote speeches from senior Sharp executives, exclusive demonstrations and detailed product tours. This unique celebration will take place in the beautiful surroundings of one of Europe’s premier conference and exhibition venues. /This is Why, as a valued Sharp partner, we also want you to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, superb food and wonderful culture of this picturesque region of Spain.

10th October

Delegate transfers/arrival

Arrival Guest arrival throughout the day.
Onsite registration at the Sharp Inspire Expo hospitality desk located in your hotel lobby
18:00 - 22:00 Informal welcome dinner and networking on Convention Centre terrace
11th October

Conference day and gala evening

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee
09:30 - 11:30 Opening address and keynote speeches from Paul Molyneux (CEO of Sharp Europe), Marcus I'Anson
(Vice-President of Sharp Document Solutions Europe) and Mr Nakayama (Senior Executive Managing Officer, Business Solutions Sharp Japan), followed by a guest speaker
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12.00 - 12.45 Split plenary sessions
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.30 Split plenary sessions
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 18:00 Regional Sessions & Exhibition demos
19:30 - 23:30 Gala dinner and evening entertainment
12th October

Activity day and departure

Morning Optional activities
(Further details about each activity, timings and other relevant information, can be found on the Activities page).
Departures Departures can be made in the morning – if you do not wish to take part in an activity – or throughout the day
The venue


Avinguda Alcalde Pere Molas,
KM 2,000
43480 Vila-Seca (Tarragona)
+34 977 77 92 06

The magnificent Mediterranean coast setting of PortAventura is located just one hour south of Barcelona airport by car, and is only 10 minutes from Reus airport. Alternatively, Girona airport is 2.5 hours away. The resort also has its own train station, Camp Tarragona (the closest station to the resort), making it the perfect location for domestic and international guests.

The purpose-built hotel, conference and exhibition venue features superb gardens, sea views, huge terraces, outdoor spaces and stimulating architecture to create an inspiring and relaxing atmosphere.

The Convention Centre makes use of the latest technology – spread over two levels – to ensure business events have the professional environment they need to succeed.

PortAventura also delivers fun, sport and adventure with Greg Norman-designed golf courses and its own amusement park.

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Getting here


There are two airports close to PortAventura:
Reus airport (Tarragona) is approximately 10 minutes away.
Barcelona airport is approximately one hour away.


PortAventura has a train station (Camp Tarragona station), which has connections to all main stations. Camp Tarragona is approximately 20 minutes from PortAventura.
Information and timetables are available at (site is in Spanish only).


PortAventura is located at exit 35 of the AP-7 highway and the Mediterranean Highway (E-15).
Parking is available at PortAventura; please indicate on the registration site if you require parking during your stay.


Will be arranged from/to Barcelona El Prat & Reus airports and Camp Tarragona train station on 10th and 12th October 2012 only. Delegates will be responsible for their own transfers outside of these dates.


To make the most of our wonderful surroundings and thank you for your continued support, Sharp has arranged a number of social activities – for those who would like to join us – on Friday 12 October as the perfect end to the conference.

Delegates can choose from a variety of ways to enjoy the cultural and sporting lifestyle of this beautiful part of the Iberian Peninsula (as detailed below). Simply indicate your first and second preferences on registration.

We will endeavor to allocate your first choice, however please note that spaces on each activity are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Confirmation of your activity & full details relating to your choice will be sent out approximately 4 weeks prior to the event.

Alternatively, if you wish to stay close to the hotel, then why not take advantage of complimentary entrance to the PortAventura Amusement Park.


Registration for the event is now closed, however if you need to make amendments to your plans or require any assistance please contact the Sharp Inspire Expo Registration Team at