Steven Hacker

Bravo Management Group

Following a distinguished 40-year career as the CEO of several nonprofit associations, including 21 years as the CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the worldwide trade asso- ciation of the exhibition and events industry, Steven Hacker is now the principal of the Bravo Management Group, an organization that provides strategic, leadership, governance, marketing and event planning expertise to associations, government agencies and event planners around the world. Recent major assignments include projects for the U.S. Travel Association, City of Austin Convention Center, Professional Retail Service and Maintenance Association, and the National Association of Pawnbrokers, among others. Inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders in 2007, Hacker has been named “One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Events Industry” nine times. Hacker serves as a member of several convention and visitors bureau advisory boards. A senior faculty member of IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) professional designation program, Hacker teaches dozens of courses to exhibition industry professionals in the United States and in several nations around the world including China, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Portugal and Korea.