Chief Programme Development Adviser at Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture. He is part of the project since 2016, when it was decided that the city of Veszprém would once again run for the title. He took on several roles within the project. He led the then newly formed Arts Council, was the member of the presenting team for both the first round and the second round of the bid and he was also one of the main organizers of the jury’s visit in 2018. Currently, he is providing his experience and knowledge gained from the past four years to uphold the programme’s general goals, development and realization.
Outside of ECoC Mr. Mészáros is the founder and managing director of VeszprémFest, one of the best-known and prominent festivals of the city. Furthermore, he is the owner and managing director of Oliva Hotel and Restaurant.
Previously Zoltán was the president of the Veszprém Tourism Association and co-founder, managing director of Snétberger Music Talent Center (Roma Music College). Moreover, he was also the owner, co-founder, managing director of the former local radio station Radio Jam. In addition, he held the position: president of the Association for Local Radios, Hungary.