SOURCE: Pioneer Balloon Company

April 26, 2016 09:30 ET

World Balloon Convention Soars to the West Coast

Plans Now Underway to Bring Balloon Masterpieces to San Diego Families for Spring 2018

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) - The World Balloon Convention today announced that it will hold its next international conference in San Diego from March 14 - 18, 2018. The World Balloon Convention is the premier conference for the balloon entertainment and education industry where 1,000 balloon professionals from around the world will gather to showcase the art, entertainment and education relating to the balloon industry.

The World Balloon Convention is dedicated to increasing awareness and participation within the balloon art industry. The convention serves as the perfect networking platform for anyone working in the balloon industry by connecting artists, suppliers and party planners from around the world. One of the primary goals of the World Balloon Convention is to further the education of everyone working in the balloon industry.

The 2016 World Balloon Convention was held in New Orleans from April 6 - 9, and it hosted more than 900 attendees from 60 countries. During the four-day conference international teams and individual members competed head to head in several competitive categories. 2016 World Balloon Convention winners include Russia for first place in the large sculpture category, Hong Kong for first place in the Medium Sculpture category, Kanako Takahashi from Japan for first place in Parade Fashion, Valter Saladino from Italy placed first in the Balloon Column category and Lee Cheng Feng from Taiwan won first place in the Window Display category.

The Festival of Balloons, which displays the balloon sculptures created during the four-day long World Balloon Convention, is the culmination of the international conference where the public is invited to view and photograph the fascinating balloon art. The Pioneer Balloon Company is the organizer and host of the Festival of Balloons and the World Balloon Convention.

For more information on the World Balloon Convention, please visit www.worldballoonconvention.com/. Please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-lS-K161Y to view behind the scenes footage of the magnificent balloon art that was created for this year's convention.

About Pioneer Balloon Company
Founded in 1917, Pioneer Balloon Company is the world's premier manufacturer of latex balloons, with a diversified range of products that includes Microfoil® balloons and Bubble Balloons. Additionally, Pioneer offers innovative product solutions to customers in the advertising, entertaining, decorating and social expressions markets. Headquartered in Wichita, KS, Pioneer has facilities in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

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