The organisers of the conference to celebrate 50 years since the launch of the ship, had hoped to exceed the delegates expectations and we could not have been more delighted with the feedback we received from delegates and our speakers. Information and discussions on the event can be found on the forum topic board and you can see photos that delegates have added in the Gallery Album.
24 Hours and counting
It has been a busy couple of weeks but we are delighted with our planning for the conference and the media response to the Press Releases we put out. At this time tomorrow delegates will be seated in the hall eagerly anticipating the start of this exciting QE2 50 Year Conference.
News coverage of QE2’s 50th Anniversary
QE2 proves that even after 50 years, she can still hit the headlines :-
BBC News Online
QE2: The 50-year journey of a British style icon
The Evening Times
Do you remember QE2’s Clyde launch? Celebrations 50 years on
How Scotland’s skilled artists of the Clyde produced the world’s finest liner
QE2: Fifty years on from launch of one of the Clyde’s finest
50 years on from the launch of the Clyde’s most famous liner
The Clydebank Post
The QE2 at 50: Clydebank marks anniversary of proud launch of famous liner
The Sunday Post
Launched at Clydebank on this day 50 years ago, the magnificent QE2 ruled the waves
Dubai yet to make good on promises for a queen now in exile
Media interest in the conference grows
With the countdown now down to just 9 days, media interest in the sell-out conference continues to grow. Seatrade Cruise News ran a nice piece on it, and others are to follow.
Journalist and Media contact information and press releases are available here.
Major News article about QE2
In the run up to the conference, The QE2 Story was contacted by a Mirror Online journalist who was putting together a story on QE2’s 50th anniversary, and our conference. We helped the journalist with press releases, imagery and connecting her with the people interviewed for the article.
The QE2 Story’s Motto is “Keeping The Legend Alive” and we believe that by helping make this article possible, we did exactly that.
We also have a discussion topic on our forum about the article – https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7806.0.html
Clydebank Post features the QE2 Conference
The Clydebank post ran a lovely feature yesterday about our conference. They chose to make it the top post on the front page of their website, and at the time of writing it is their 2nd most popular story.
Not long to go now, until we bring a bit of the excitement from 50 years ago, back to Clydebank.
Conference Tickets Waiting List
It is exciting to think that it is just over three weeks until the conference in Clydebank on 22 September. The event committee had a very productive meeting at Clydebank Town Hall on Friday and would like to thank the West Dunbartonshire Council staff for their support.
Please contact the event committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your name added to the waiting list for tickets, should there be any cancellation.
QE2 50th Anniversary Shopping
We have had our QE2 50th anniversary badge available to buy on this site for some time now, but we’ve now updated the page to include our special offers from Buckingham Covers, as well as the new 50th Anniversary books from Michael Gallagher and Chris Frame/Rachelle Cross. Also featured, of course, are books by our conference speakers and chairmen – Stephen Payne, Bruce Peter and Ian Johnston.
Click here to go to our Shopping Page.
New book release: The building of QE2
QE2 fans and book lovers will be interested in this new book, The building of QE2, the world’s most famous ship, by Michael Gallagher, QE2 historian. Cost £24.50
It is due for release on 21 August but can be pre-booked from Ferry Publications website or telephone 01624 898446, email Nicola@lilypublications.co.uk
Forty days and counting
It is exciting to think that it is only forty days until the conference. The event committee started the planning process, two years ago and are now working on the finer details to ensure we have a successful conference. The delegate pack has been designed and we are currently working on the contents before we start work on the name badges.
Looking forward to meeting the delegates on 22 September.