Two days filled with Demonstrative Courses offered by International Trainers, National Trainers, and Special Guests 💜

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for so long!

You can actually see and feel the balloons of Professional Brands: FooCA, Sempertex, KALISAN, Rocca Fun Factory, displayed alongside the decorations created by invited Balloon Artists.

Register now! Seats are limited.

Logo Fooca Wow


Join the Competition!

Now is your chance to showcase your talent, imagination, and knowledge to create the most WoW Compact Bouquet and win the Grand Prize! 🏆

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Register for the Competition on WhatsApp at +40724238139
2. By October 1st, 2023, gather your balloons and place your order at www.fooca.ro
3. On October 10th, the ordered balloons and necessary accessories will be waiting for you in the Competition room.

During the Competition, you will create a Compact Bouquet of your choice in a time frame of 2 hours (from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on October 10th, 2023).

Competition Registrations

To register for the Competition, you can contact us on our WhatsApp number: +40 724 238 139.


Lia (Garyfallia) Panagiotari

Lia is the diminutive of Garyfallia, which in Greek is the flower carnation!

Ever since I was a kid I loved arts and decor, so I studied interior design and management.
In 2008, I decided to combine my love for art with balloon creations.
In one part, I needed to offer joy. On the other, I had to develop myself professionally. I opened my first shop in Athens of Greece, my native and my beloved city. Every time I was feeling insecure and stressful as a newborn businesswoman, I looked in my creations, and my soul was filled with power to go on.
In 2010, I became a CBA in order to improve and confirm my knowledge in balloon art . Every year ever since, I attend seminars and conventions because knowledge never ends…. For the last 2 years, me and my husband Ilias are the owners of „Balloons Chalkida” in a city outside Athens but close enough. We get inspired from people, the occasions, from every single moment!
Our imagination never gets tired of creating…

Lia Balloons Chalkida: Tuesday, 10th of October 2023 @ 15:30 – 18:00

Lia Balloons Chalkida Curs demonstrativ: Wednesday, 11th of October 2023 @ 14:30 – 17:00

CBA @ Balloons Chalkida from Grecia

Alina Elena Foti

Trainer FBA & Co-Founder of the Balloon School FooCA and www.FooCA.ro from Constanța. Balloon School FooCA.

Authorized Trainer by the National Qualifications Authority (ANC), a specialized body under the coordination of the Ministry of Education and Research.

With 17 years of experience in balloon decorations, I create, invent, get inspired, experiment, and push my limits every day when it comes to balloons.

I participate in both International Training Courses and high-profile events in the balloon industry, such as the 120th-anniversary celebration of the Italian balloon factory Rocca Fun Factory in July 2022.

Since 2019, I’ve been posting DIY (Do It Yourself) balloon decoration videos and many Tips & Tricks on my YouTube channel. The channel is translated into English, making it accessible to balloon decorators worldwide (City Events and balloons).

Demonstration of HI-Shine and HI-Float: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

“Amazing with BOBO”: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

„Amazing Flowers”: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

„Amazing Rainbow”: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 @ 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Trainer FBA & Co-Founder of Balloon School FooCA and www.FooCA.ro in Constanța.
Balloon School FooCA.

Liliana Carmen Ștefan

I’m Lili, and I like to believe I’m one of the people behind a successful party ☺️. Joyfully weaving balloons is my solace and my moment of relaxation away from the constant noise of life. I enjoy bringing happiness and helping people preserve their memories through what I do.

“Organic Garland Easel”: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Liliana Carmen Ștefan @ Baloane și Vise from Bucharest

Irina Ionescu

I want to know people who believe in what I do, who feel something when they look at my photos, who trust me wholeheartedly and want to see their world through my eyes.
This is my truth
I am a wife, a mom and a photographer. I love nature and all this beauty around, that God gave us. I am blessed and i know where my place is. I know all i am, is God’s gift to me.
This is my truth!

Photographic Technique and Art with Authorized Trainer Irina Ionescu

Authorized Trainer in Photography @ www.undphotography.ro


Maya Dragomir Dabau

Hello, I’m Maya, I’m 35 years old, and I’m from Medias. I’m a partner at Fooca. This is something that makes me incredibly proud and happy. To start with, I would like to highlight the fact that I am a sociable person characterized by teamwork, one of the important aspects that defines the profession I practice. This profession boosts my self-confidence through the multitude of challenges I face daily, representing the choleric temperament in which I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as ‘I can’t’ for me, there’s only an obstacle that I will surely overcome with flying colors. Nervousness is also part of my temperament, resulting from the agitation caused by success and the joy of the work I perform. This has helped me develop leadership skills, having a dynamic and energetic aspect of my personality. In conclusion, I could say that I’m someone who dedicates myself completely to what makes me happy and fulfilled.

FBA @Maya Special Event Decor from Medias (Sibiu) & Partner at www.fooca.ro

Andreea Mihai

My name is Andreea MIHAI, and I’m a Fooca Balloon Artist in Piatra Neamt. I entered this industry in 2021 through a partnership for decorating an outdoor event venue. Together with my colleagues at the time, we were wondering what to choose for the decor of a first party, and the answer came to me simply: ‘Pick a Balloon,’ and that’s how I chose balloons. I discovered them timidly, but with a lot of accumulated study over time, through practice, a multitude of tutorials, and then the Fooca Balloon School in 2022, following which I was able to shape a portfolio of continuously growing events.

I love expansive balloon decorations, I enjoy incorporating flowers or other elements into balloon decor, I’m open to thematic challenges, but monochromatic decorations also excite me just as much. I am convinced that continuous learning and improvement are at the core of being a Balloon Artist, and that balloon decorations can integrate perfectly into any joyful event in our lives.

In addition to balloons, I’m passionate about mountain hiking and camping, cooking and baking (where I also took a qualification course), and writing. The stories of my mountain hikes take the form of tour journals on my blog and sometimes in brief radio appearances.

The phrase that inspires me: ‘If you change nothing, nothing will change!

FBA @Pick a Balloon in Piatra Neamt”

Daniela Cristea

A valuable and positive gesture! Balloons have this gift… to induce a feeling of well-being regardless of age. I chose to be a Balloon Artist for the effect they have on people. Imagination is the limit!

FBA @ Sdecor-By Dansul Mirilor from Constanța

Cristina Dumitru

Balloons entered my life as a new challenge that pushes me to exceed my limits every day! With each decoration I create, I put my imagination to the test, returning to my inner child fascinated by color and joy.

FBA @ Sdecor-By Dansul Mirilor from Constanța

Raluca Negru

Happy Balloons Constanța is a business specialized in balloon decoration services, offering customers from Constanța and its surroundings a diverse range of creative and colorful options to bring an extra touch of joy and magic to any event.

“Don’t wait anymore! The right moment never comes!” – Napoleon Hill”

FBA @ Happy Balloons from Constanța


Day 1 – Tuesday, 10th of October 2023

9:00 – 9:30

Participant Registration

Entering the hall, badge handout, and welcome bag distribution including: latex balloon catalogs from all Brands on www.fooca.ro (Rocca Fun Factory, Sempertex, Kalisan), pump, scissors, and some work balloons.

9:30 – 11:30

Compact Bouquet Competition

3, 2, 1… START!

Those registered for the competition will work for 2 hours while the rest observe. This is a great opportunity to catch various Tips and Tricks used by competitors in creating Compact Bouquets!

Additionally, Convention Participants can socialize, admire the Balloon Exhibition, see and feel balloons from

Professional Brands such as FooCA, Rocca Fun Factory, Sempertex, Kalisan, displayed alongside decorations created by invited Balloon Artists, all while enjoying snacks at the Snack Bar: sweet and savory pastries, coffee, tea, water, and refreshing drinks available to Convention participants throughout the day.

11:30 – 12:30

HI-Shine and HI-Float Demonstration + AMAZING BOBO

Demonstration on how to use both Hi Shine balloon shine and Hi Float helium treatment gel.

There will also be some demonstrations with BOBO balloons.

Type: Demonstrative course

Trainer FBA Alina Elena Foti – City Events and balloons from Constanța

12:30 – 14:00


Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

From XL to MINI Marquees (Compact MINI and XL Bouquets) Part 1

Creating Compact XL and MINI Bouquets for various occasions: Parties, weddings, baptisms… Part 1

Type: Demonstrative Course

Trainer Lia (Garyfallia) Panagiotari CBA @ Balloons Chalkida din Grecia

15:30 – 15:45


15:45 – 17:15

From XL to MINI Marquees (Compact MINI and XL Bouquets) Part 2

Creating Compact XL and MINI Bouquets for various occasions: Parties, weddings, baptisms… Part 2

Type: Demonstrative Course

Trainer Lia (Garyfallia) Panagiotari CBA @ Balloons Chalkida from Greece

17:15 – 18:30

Amazing Rainbow

Creating a balloon Rainbow with all necessary explanations, from balloon sizes to attachment and arrangement methods.

Type: Demonstrative Course

Trainer FBA Alina Elena Foti – City Events and balloons from Constanța

18:30 – 20:00

Free Time

20:00 – 00:00

Gala Dinner

OPENING SPEECH – Organizers will give a few words, introduce both the guests and the team.

Partners and sponsors will be presented.

Competition winners will be announced. Followed by socializing and enjoyment with food, music, dance, cake, refreshing and alcoholic beverages)”

Day 2 – Miercuri, 11th of October 2023

9:30 – 11:00

Easel with Organic Garland

How to create an Entry Easel with an Organic Balloon Garland.

Type: Demonstrative Course

Trainer Liliana Carmen Ștefan @Balloons and Dreams from Bucharest

11:00 – 13:00


“Tips and Tricks Modeling Balloons – Flowers – Distortion.” With the balloons and pump provided as a GIFT in the welcome bag, everyone can practice together with the Trainer to create extraordinary flowers.

Type: Combined Demonstrative and Practical course

Trainer FBA Alina Elena Foti @City Events and balloons from Constanța

13:00 – 14:30


Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:30

Organic Columns

The importance of stability in large balloon structures.

Type: Demonstrative Course

Trainer Lia (Garyfallia) Panagiotari CBA @ Balloons Chalkida from Greece

16:30 – 18:00

Tips & Tricks for a Successful Social Media Photo with Authorized Photography Trainer Irina Ionescu

Your work is extraordinary in reality, but in photos, it doesn’t appear as great? Irina Ionescu, an Authorized Photography Trainer @ www.undphotography.ro, will provide each Convention Participant with a digital Photography Course support and demonstrations with examples and Tips & Tricks for successful photography.

Type: Combined Demonstrative and Practical course

Trainer Irina Ionescu



Und Photography
WoodSteel Design
aquapark Mangalia


Where is the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

In Constanta, România.

How long does it take?

2 days.

Are the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention courses in person or online?

In person.

What kind of classes are there at the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

They are Demonstration Courses, that is, the Trainer works with the balloons in front of the participants.

How many times a year is the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

Only once per year.

Who can attend the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

FooCA WoW Balloon Convention is suitable for both beginners and advanced balloon artists. Anyone who wants to work with balloons or already works with balloons can sign up so they can discover new working methods, new ideas, new decorations and Tips and Tricks explained in front of them by the guest Trainers

What is taught at the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention classes?

At each edition each Trainer teaches or shows different, various things and Tips and Tricks. See the program of each edition on the website of the Convention: www.foocawow.com.

Who teaches the classes at the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

More Trainers in each edition but also different with each edition. International Balloon Artists, National Balloon Artists, Local Balloon Artists but also Trainers from other fields, such as: Photography, Management…etc. Check the website www.foocawow.com for more information about the Trainers for this edition.

Besides the classes, is there anything else going on at the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

FooCA WoW Balloon Convention has 5 main areas:

1. The first area is about International. An International Balloon Artist will hold classes and teach people his style of working with balloons.

2. The 2nd aria is about Balloon Artists from Romania. We will invite Balloon Artists from our country to hold classes and teach participants their method of working with balloons.

3. The 3rd area of ​​this convention is about Exhibitions (Displays). Everywhere in the hall there will be decorations with balloons made by the Balloon Artists invited and the participants of the Convention can admire the decorations, colors, shape and quality of some top brands: FooCA, Rocca Fun Factory, Sempertex, Kalisan.

4. The 4th area is about competition. A competition is organized in which those who come to the Convention can register and win the grand prize. At the competition, a Compact Bouquet of balloons will be made in 2 hours and the other participants of the Convention can watch them work.

5. The 5th area is about special guests who don’t work with balloons, but help balloon decorators show their work in a better light. A professional photographer will teach us how to take successful pictures for Social Media with just your phone.

How much does the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention cost and what does it include?

The price is 675 lei for the 2 days!
Apart from accommodation… everything is included!

💥 2 lunches, festive dinner at GALLA DINNER (which includes, in addition to the actual dinner, soft & alcoholic drinks, cake, music and dancing).
Coffee breaks with sweet and savory snacks, soft drinks, water on both days at your disposal.
The courses in the program and the welcome bag with surprises as well as 4 catalogs with physical balloons of the Brands on www.fooca.ro (Rocca Fun Factory Standard and Rocca Fun Factory Sidefat/Metalized, Sempertex, Kalisan).

You can meet and see trainers and special guests on the website of the Convention.

The place is reserved and paid for directly on the website:
Enter and follow the steps starting with: Buy Ticket

💥We recommend that you also stay at Hotel Sulina International (where the Convention is also held) … it will be more comfortable for you and the price is quite ok:
✔️215 lei Standard SINGLE room with breakfast included
✔️250 lei Standard DOUBLE room with breakfast included
…. all you have to do is call the hotel reception and book… I leave you the link to the hotel below:

The place is reserved and paid for directly on the website:
Enter and follow the steps starting with: Buy Ticket…

Where can we find more details about the FooCA WoW Balloon Convention?

1. On the Facebook page: Cursuri de Baloane

2. On the WEB page: https://www.foocawow.com/