Training Calendar

Training is one of the major keys to success.  With the right knowledge and information you can build and grow a successful business and by keeping up to date with the latest techniques and designs your business can continue to flourish.  Take a look at our training calender and see what is available in your area.


Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Halesowen, Birmingham, UK.

    1 amazing day for the Layla-mae Appeal

    9 amazing instructors! 

    Same place, same day!

    9 unique designs! (at least)

    This really is a one time only deal!


    Halesowen, Birmingham, UK.

    December 2nd 2014

    Donation £50 minimum (more if you would like)

    Lunch not included

    A fund raising event for the Layla-mae Appeal.

    Organised by Sue Bowler

    Supported by Qualatex, Balloon Chat, BAPIA, Conwin and some of the finest instructors in the balloon industry!

    Tope Abulude, Bob Armstrong, Luc Bertrand, Sue Bowler, Dominic Cassidy, Fiona Fisher, Graham Lee, Colin Myles & Keith Stirman

    Your eyes are not deceiving you, they will all be giving their time and designs with ALL monies going directly to the

    Layla-mae  Appeal 

    Layla-mae is a 6 year old girl with a very rare brain timor, she is also the grand-daughter of one of our most loved and respected balloon industry instructors, Bob Armstrong.   A group of Bobs friends and colleagues have gathered together to help raise funds for the Layla-mae appeal which was set up to assist her family with equipment and expenses that will help with everyday life.  Everybody involved in this event is giving their time and services free of charge and ALL monies will go directly to the Layla-mae appeal fund.  BAPIA is only supplying the registration service and all donations will be sent directly to the fund.

    This is a day that will be fun-filled, creative, inspiring and memorable and will also be for a very good cause.  You really do not want to miss this!

    If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please contact

    • 15 Dec 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Royal National Hotel, London, WC1.

    Register now to be in the draw to take part in:

    The Great Ormond St. Children's Hospital

     Christmas Party Décor Class

    with Christopher Horne of Amscan International

    & Sue Bowler CBA of Qualatex.

    This really is a one of a kind opportunity!

    This is a registration to enter the draw.  This year to be fair to all of our members we are allowing you to register and after registration closes on 30th September 2014 we will draw 25 names from the registrants to decide who will have the opportunity to take part in this great day. 

    On Monday 15thDecember 2014 BAPIA (with the fantastic support of Amscan, Qualatex and BOC) is sponsoring the décor for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Christmas Party and we are offering 25 BAPIA members the opportunity to take part in this class with 2 of the industry's leading instructors and designers, Christopher Horne of Amscan International and Sue Bowler CBA sponsored by Qualatex.

    Both Christopher and Sue are universally acknowledged not only as 2 of the best instructors that the balloon industry has seen but also as fantastic designers who have created designs that are replicated daily around the world.

    Delegates will have access to photographs of the completed décor for use in their own portfolio and will also receive a personal letter of thanks from Great Ormond St. 

    This is no ordinary party décor, due to allergy concerns for some of the youngsters, we are restricted to using only non-latex balloons and the décor will have to survive 4 separate parties over the following 2 days.  As some children cannot leave the hospital they will not be able to attend the parties, so we have to make the décor moveable so the staff and volunteers can “take the party to the children” afterwards.

    This party is supported not only by some of the country’s top companies but is always attended by an array of celebrities (who take 2nd place to Santa) and we want to make sure that this party is the best decorated in town!

    So don't miss this opportunity to support one of the country’s best charities and the chance to work with the 2 leading instructors from the 2 leading balloon manufacturers and the opportunity to add some superb images to your own portfolio, supported by a letter of thanks.

    We will be charging £35 for the day.  This will also include a Pizza lunch and refreshments.  Any funds left-over will then be donated to GOSH along with a single donation from BAPIA.

    This is a 100% charitable event with all goods and services for the décor supplied free of charge.

    This class is NOT suitable for beginners, all delegates must have attended a basic/fundamental balloon course as a minimum.


    Date: Monday 15th December 2014

    Start: 9.30 am (refreshments from 9.00am)

    Finish: 6.00 pm (*could be later depending upon room availability, but no obligation to stay)

    Cost £35 per person (non-refundable)

    Location: Royal National Hotel, London, WC1

    *Due to unconfirmed room availability it is possible that we may have to install final décor after 6pm but it is hoped that the room will be available to us all day.  Confirmation is expected 2 weeks prior)

    Nearest Tube Station: Russell Square (5 minute walk)

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