PIEUK – The Only UK Balloon Training Event For Decorators & Retailers

A three day intensive training event focused on the Balloon and Party Industy, which is open to anyone who wishes to grow their balloon, floristry or party business by learning from award-winning instructors from around the World.

Bringing together the best Balloon & Party Manufacturers and Suppliers in the World, the PIEUK event is proudly sponsored by:

Amscan UK

Gemar Balloons

Grabo Balloons

Oasis Floral Products

Premium Accessories

Qualatex Europe


Our Instructor list is growing – develop and learn your craft from the following internation and home-grown instructors:

Guido Verhoef, Stuart Davies, Liz Romani, Tope Abulude, Tampilipe Corbelin, Paula Ardron-Gemmell [me!] plus more announcing soon…including a beginners Floristry Course brought to you by Oasis Floral Products.

It’s large scale event decor, it’s profitable airfilled balloon designs, it’s floristry and it’s business plus so much more, all mixed together in a friendly and relaxed networking environment of fun and education, with a drinks reception and gala dinner thrown in to enable you to socialise and attend the biggest party of the year!

Held at the stunning Slate Conferences, Warwick University we’ve created an ultimate weekend package – from just £135 +vat per day* you get 3 days of high quality event related training with a choice of instructors and classes, 2 nights bed and breakfast, lunches, refreshments and two nights entertainment, with live music on the Sunday night. *based on ultimate package only

But we recognise you may not be able to attend the whole event, so we have day passes available for you too. Hotel Accommodation is on site at the 4* Radcliffe House Hotel, but if you choose to build your own event, you can book to stay wherever you’d like.

This is the fourth UK Balloon Training Event we’ve held and this is the biggest and best by far. After the past two years of restrictions, what better way to get inspired and celebrate than with like-minded professionals?

The event runs from 15th October – 17th October 2022

Saturday 15th October will see the Big Decor Build set the scene for the following two day’s classes and workshops. Or you can choose to create stunning table centrepieces for the Gala Dinner

Sunday and Monday bring you masterclasses and hands-on training running over six hours and three classrooms

Be part of creating something truly amazing and magical. It is definitely one for your portfolios and is not to be missed.

Join in the fun

Everyone is welcome at #PIEUK2022, including non-NABAS members – this is an event to unite the industry as we are all stronger together

As our community brings together everyone in our industry, from the very largest party suppliers to the new start-ups and sole traders, we have a range of event, dining and accommodation packages.

The Ultimate Package is heavily discounted from £620 to £399 (members)

Day rates start from £150

Saturday choose from:

Winter Wonderland big build sponsored by Sempertex, Amscan and Qualatex or Christmas Party Table Decor sponsored by Grabo and Gemar

Sunday choose from:

Tope Abulude’s Entrance Decor, Guido Verhoef’s Vintage Christmas Toys or a special bonus class TBA. Then in the afternoon – Liz Romani’s Giant bouquets and Marketing, Tampilipe Corbelin’s decor class or Paula Ardron-Gemmells Foil Organic Arch and Backdrops.

Monday choose from:

Tampilipe’s class, Liz Romani’s Yard Art or a special bonus class TBA. Then in the afternoon – Tope Abulude’s Distortion Class, Oasis Floral beginners Floristy Class or Guido Verhoef’s Free Sculpture Designing Class

Whatever level you are at in your business, you’ll leave here enthused and inspired, ready to take your business further than you dreamed…

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the team