For over 100 years, Pioneer Balloon Company has been committed to providing the highest quality products and education to balloon artists around the world. That commitment is what led us to create the World Balloon Convention (WBC) in 2010.  The WBC is specifically designed for business-minded balloon decorators, twisters/entertainers, and party store retailers, as well as ambitious newcomers wanting to explore a rewarding and profitable career in the balloon industry.

With carefully designed educational curriculum and other growth-oriented activities, WBC 2021 will help you:

  • Expand your repertoire of balloon techniques, no matter what your current skill level or specialty
  • Develop your brand and professional presence by learning important business and marketing tips
  • Increase your profit potential by incorporating value add-ons into your everyday balloon work
  • Upgrade your professionalism and increase your chance for success and longevity
  • Grow your confidence and passion for balloons as a career, art form, and medium for social expression, decoration, and entertainment

Plan now to attend WBC 2021, March 23-25, in Orlando, Florida, USA, and soak up exclusive balloon education, epic competitions, grand events, and more from Qualatex®!

A Video Recap of WBC 2018!

Breaking News!

The Decor Designers have been chosen for World Balloon Convention 2021! From amongst the 24 submissions from 15 countries, Qualatex chose one person each for the Theme Party Designer and the Grand Gala Party designer. It was a very close and difficult decision!  Applicants were asked to submit representations of their work and some detail about their business.

... the winners are:


  Date Event
  MAR 21
Hotel Registration Opens
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Instructor Announcements
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Class Announcements
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Early-bird Registration, Competition Registration, and CBA Exam Registration Opens
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Competition Registration Deadline
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Early-bird pricing ends
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Deadline to have all CBA exam materials submitted
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Last day for Hotel Discount
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Last Day to Register Online
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CBA Practical Exam at WBC