Meet the team

Meet the team

With more than 2.300 international associations based here, Brussels is the world leader for association headquarters. That's why the Association Bureau can rely on a strong team! 

The Association Bureau provides guidance and information support to all those associations wishing to setup in Brussels and all those already present in the city.

Besides its office and online presence the team organises jointly with different partners various events across the year, such as the annual peer-to-peer education and networking conference European Association Summit in March, the Summer Event in July and the Winter Event at the end of the year. We also organise or support various other thematic activities all year round.

We are always very pleased to meet you at ours or your offices and during our travels around the world.

Contact details: Association Bureau Services

  • Jan Lichota

    Manager Association Bureau

    +32 (0)2 5515487 | M: +32 (0)498 571 444

    j.lichota@visit.brussels

    Jan has studied Law, International Relations, Arts, Business and International Association Management. He has over 10 years’ experience in EU Public Affairs and event management. He loves Belgian beers and cultural city life.

  • Giulia Funari

    Association Advisor &Project manager of the European Association Summit

    +32 (0)2 5515485 | M: +32 (0)473 773 093

    g.funari@visit.brussels

    Giulia studied History of Art and Cultural Marketing at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Always passionate about art, she started her career in Paris in museums such as the Centre Pompidou and Musée du Quai Branly. Do you want to know more about Magritte? Ask Giulia.

  • Milena Zandona

    Business Development Expert

    +32 (0)2 5515476 | M : +32 (0)484 499 939

    m.zandona@visit.brussels

    Milena has a master’s degree in Tourism Management. Thanks to her many travels and professional experiences abroad, she has gained strong international expertise. She’s particularly fond of culture and gastronomy and is very keen to share her best addresses in Brussels!

    Discover here the Convention Bureau's team!