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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

    • 28 Jul 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Card World, Cardiff

    Magic of Disney

    The secret to retailing Disney

    with Dr Bob

    Thursday 28th July 2016

    10:00 - 4:00

    Card World, Cardiff

    Above and beyond helium shaped balloons, single arrangements or standard portfolios.  Learn how to create bespoke designs with your Disney products which will enable you to increase your profits, expand your licensed portfolio and see a surge in your Disney sales.

    £75 per delegate, additional staff £30 each.

    Light refreshments provided

    Parking available

    To book or for more information contact

    Tel: 02920666510

    • 10 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • At your computer.

    Exploding Balloons with Easy Pop

    A webinar with Fraser Stevenson

    Wednesday August 10th @ 1:00PM

    Exploding balloons are a very popular special effect for all manner of events from weddings and parties to product launches and corporate events.

    If you currently offer exploding balloons or have wanted to, but have not felt confident this webinar is for you!  

    Put away the complicated, time consuming systems and the stick with a pin on the end!!  Fraser will demonstrate the Easy Pop system for remotely operated, wireless exploding balloons.

    With a battery powered wireless transmitter, a battery powered wireless receiver and an easy pop popper this system is simple to set up and easy to use.

    Join us for a webinar to see how easy and effective this system is.

    • 12 Dec 2016
    • 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 2016


    This really is a one of a kind opportunity!

    This is a registration to enter the draw.  Once again this year to be fair to all of our members we are asking you to register first and after registration closes on 30th September 2016 we will draw 30 names from the registrants to decide who will have the opportunity to take part in this great day. 

    On Monday 12th December 2016 BAPIA (with the fantastic support of Amscan, Qualatex, BOC and others to be confirmed) is sponsoring the décor for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Christmas Party and we are offering 30 BAPIA members the opportunity to take part in this class with some great instructors to build fantastic party decor for the children.

    This year we will have some additional instructors as Keith & Dom have very generously offered to travel down to be a part of this amazing day.  We have increased the number of delegate places as we are also planning to include some work with the Cameo Silhouette, so if you have one and want to get some more experience with it or if you are considering purchasing one then you can gain some valuable experience.

    This is now our 4th year organising this event decor and it has proven to also be a great networking opportunity for the delegates both during the class and afterwards as we all relax with a drink.  

    Delegates will have access to photographs of the completed décor for use in their own portfolio.

    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 some of 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 leading children's charities and the chance to work with some great instructors from the leading balloon manufacturers as well as the opportunity to add some superb images to your own portfolio.

    There will be a charge of £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 12th December 2016

    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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