Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pioneer® Balloon Company celebrates 100 years at Nuremberg International Toy Fair and Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham.

"Celebrating 100 Years" by Luc Bertrand.

Visitors attending the Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Germany and Spring Fair, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, U.K., would be unable to miss the fact that Pioneer Balloon is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year! 

Two of our top industry designers, Luc Bertrand, CBA, of wAw Balloons in Vichte, Belgium and Fiona Fisher, CBA, of Worldwide Balloon Decor in Portadown, Ireland, were given the brief to create stand decor "that would show the excitement of this amazing landmark, celebrating 100 years in business. Reflecting the present day modern trends of colourful confetti and the organic look."

"Celebration Cakes" by Fiona Fisher.

Both Luc and Fiona did an incredible job at each of the shows,  creating stand-out decor  everyone is talking about!

Pioneer Europe Trade Stand at Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham.

Pioneer Europe Trade Stand at Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham.

Here are a few more photographs showing some of the beautiful new Qualatex® balloons that were exhibited at each of these shows.

"Birthday Rainbow Confetti" - This awesome new range of balloons is vibrant and
fun, with Milestone Birthdays from 18 to 100!
Window display designed and created by Sue Bowler, CBA 

Gender reveal is hot hot hot!
This window display by Sue Bowler shows the fabulous new 24" "Baby Footprints" Deco Bubble Balloons filled with feathers, mini 5" balloons, and if you look closely, a 14" Baby Girl and Baby Boy balloon!
U.S. Patent No. 6,782,675

Pink and Gold are definitely the hot colours for 2017! 
These stunning "Birthday Pink & Gold Dots" and "Happy Birthday To You Pink & Gold" are going to be
top sellers this year!
Window display designed by Sue Bowler. 

Visitors to these shows also had the opportunity to see demonstrations and received top tips from Luc Bertrand, Keith Stirman, CBA, Dominic Cassidy, CBA, and Sue Bowler. With a huge "Thumbs Up" from Luc, Keith, and Dom. I have no idea what I was saying, but it looks like it was about that long!

Celebrating 100 years in business is no mean feat, and the entire Pioneer Team is excited about the future, with new ideas and opportunities.  Owners Ted A. and Betty Vlamis also want us to remember and reflect upon the past and honour those who successfully faced challenges and triumphed. 

Ted A. and Betty Vlamis were presented Champagne and a cake by the 
Spring Fair management.

You, too, can be part of this wonderful year of celebrations. You can join us on the first-ever Qualatex World Tour! Action-packed classes full of valuable designs, techniques, and competitions. To find out where your nearest tour stop will be, click HERE.

I hope that we see you soon at one of the World Tour locations!

Happy Ballooning


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