The MU gathered at Manchester’s Midland Hotel today to begin its 35th Delegate Conference. The two-day event saw musicians from the Union’s six regions debate issues, consider motions and set policy in addition to hearing from business and political leaders. The latter included Culture Shadow Minister Dan Jarvis MP, the TUC’s Frances O’Grady and FIM’s Benoit Machuel. As one of the event organisers, I was responsible for many of the event logistics, including staging, lighting, sound, audio visual presentations, merchandise, print and digital production, plus facilities for the visually and hearing impaired.