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Qualatex World Tour -- Singapore

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Raffles Town Club

1 Plymouth Avenue

Singapore, Singapore 297753


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Celebrating Pioneer's 100th Anniversary, we bring the Qualatex World Tour to Singapore!!!

Join us for this exciting educational tour featuring an all-star line up of international instructors teaching new design ideas and techniques that will rock your business!


Wednesday 19th July & Thursday 20th July 2017

Single Day and Two Day packages available.

Exciting programs for Full package delegates including 2 Full Day Classes by Master Instructor Luc Bertrand from Belgium; and Masako Normura from Japan. Full package delegates will also have opportunity to attend Lily Tan hands-on workshop on July 18th for cocktail party decor. Early Bird Full package delegates are the first to be considered for the Mystery Box competition, 12 min. Twisting competition and CBA exam. Limited seats available. Hurry and register today!!


Tuesday, July 18

9am-1pm: CBA Practical Exam

2pm-6pm: Bonus Class -- Cocktail Party Décor -- Hands-on with Lily Tan

Wednesday, July 19


ROOM 2: MASAKO Balloon sculptures with DISTORTION techniques

Classes will be repeated in the afternoon, you can learn from both instructors!

Thursday, July 20



Classes will be repeated in the afternoon, you can learn from both instructors!

Each full day class will include:

  • Qualatex Images & new product samples

  • Product lists for designs taught in the class

  • Top-notch education from the industry's best instructors

  • Marketing and business tips to grow your profits

  • Coffee Breaks and Lunch


Luc Bertrand CBA, WaW balloons, Belgium

Over 20 years experience with balloons combined with both a creative and commercial schooling gave Luc a solid base for a successful business. Together with his wife Ines, Luc runs wAw Balloons, a renown balloon shop in Belgium.

Instructing balloons since 1996, He loves passing his knowledge on to others. Luc has won numerous awards for his balloon decor work and is known for his innovative compositions, techniques and commercial balloon creations for all types of clients.

His biggest reward however, is seeing his designs being sold by colleagues. He is convinced that by sharing new techniques and passing on his knowledge, he is helping to build a solid foundation to ensure the future of the balloon industry.

Luc has been teaching for Pioneer® in over 45 different countries all over the world. At the Qualatex event 2001 He was recognized as “best overseas instructor” At the World Balloon Convention 2016 In New Orleans, Luc had the honor to receive as the fourth person worldwide the Golden Light award acknowledging his ambassador role for the balloon Industry.

Masako Nomura CBA, FuwaFuwa, Co.Ltd., Japan

Masako started learning balloon in1998 by attending Emily’s Balllon Art Business School in Japan. In 2003, Masako won the 1st place at “TV Champion” on major Japanese TV show. Masako has been nominated in many balloon art conventions in Japan and overseas including WBC as an instructor. However, with her love for joining competitions at these events, Masako has passed on the teaching opportunities.

She never stop pursuing pioneering new world of balloon art works and it is a reflection of true artist sensibility. In 2010, Masako became the first Japanese balloon artist being nominated for honorable “Master Designer” at WBC 2010. Her balloon art which is in abundant of warmth of balloon characters and the highly skilled techniques captures many people’s heart.

Lily Tan, Myairtitude, Singapore

Lily is a renowned artist that has won many awards including Guinness World Records, Asia and Singapore Book of Records. She is widely recognized for her innovation and excellence in Balloon Sculpting. What began as an accidental hobby evolved into her passion. In her work, there is never a moment of boredom and routine. She constantly seeks new and fresh ideas to transform plain-looking balloons into fascinating sculptures. Her audience is often awed and captivated by her creative and inspirational designs.

Lily is regularly invited to many corporate events, private functions and educational institutions to showcase her talent. Lily has published several books on balloon sculpting, as well as several sets of D.I.Y. Balloon Kit since 2006. Some of her works were selected and published in Sharm-art (Russian Magazine), QUALATEX Calendar 2012 ; 2014 and Balloon Images Magazine.

World Tour - Mystery Box Competition

30 minute time limit. 10 entries per location. 1 winner.

Get ready for a competition that will stretch your creativity to its limits.

Competition Objective:

Create a celebration design that can be easily delivered to a customer using balloons supplied in the Mystery Box .

Show off your creativity and skills using a fantastic selection of balloons. The design can be air-filled, helium-filled, or both. The choice is yours!

The top entry of each stop on the tour will receive a prize and advance to compete with the winners of all other tour stops. A grand prize will be give awarded to the world champion.

Don’t forget to read the judging guidelines below!

Competition Brief:

Each competitor will be supplied with a Mystery Box. Each box will contain the same selection of balloons, but it is not a requirement to use all the balloons within the box.

The Mystery Box competition for each location will be limited to 10 entries with a maximum of two people working on each entry. Competitors have a 30 minute time limit to complete their entry, and there is no fee to enter.

In addition, there will be a Balloon Store where limited additional balloons will be available on the accessories table. This will include 160Qs, 260Qs, 350Qs, 646Qs, Deco Bubbles, 5" White, 5" Black, 12" Blush Quick Links and any other balloons that could compliment your design. It is not a requirement to use any of these balloons; they are available for those who wish to use them.

The accessories table will also supply Hi-Float, balloon ribbons in various colors, balloon weights, and helium tanks with inflators suitable for inflating foil, latex, and Bubble Balloons.

There are limited items at the Balloon Store. Therefore, it is important that they are selected carefully and not simply taken. Items selected from the Balloon Store must be used or returned to the store to give other competitors the opportunity to use, if needed. Points can be deducted from a competitor’s score for items not used during the competition that were taken from the Balloon Store and not returned.

Judging Guidelines:

  1. 1. Overall Impression: Visual impact, originality, uniqueness. Does the celebration design clearly express the sentiment so that it is immediately apparent what the occasion is? Does the display have a strong visual impact so it demands attention when it’s brought into a room? Is the design exciting, pleasing to the eye with a newness of style, or uses a concept created along new or unconventional lines? Does the display offer a feeling of professionalism and creativity?
  2. 2. Overall Design: Have elements and principles of design (colour, balance, rhythm, line, proportion, and scale) been applied and used effectively?
  3. 3. Construction: Is the design stable and durable for transportation? Does the design demonstrate high quality of work and meet professional standards? Are all mechanics well hidden? Will the design last for more than 48 hours?
  4. 4. Use of balloons: Has the competitor created a design that uses a good selection of the Mystery Box balloons in an exciting and creative way?
  5. 5. Unity & Harmony: Do all the elements appear to belong together, resulting in a strong sense of oneness?
  6. 6. Adherence to Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines: Was Smart Balloon Practices followed? Was the design completed within the allotted time? Did all unused items get returned to the Balloon Store?

Competitors need to supply:

  • Hand pumps
  • Scissors
  • Markers and pens
  • Wire and tape
  • Any non-balloon related accessories you may be able to use with your design

Themes will not be disclosed prior to the competitions.

Deadline to enter the Mystery Box Competition in Singapore Jun 13, 2017.

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