Event Manager

07 June 2022

Ready to make an impact in an area that’s set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? PhotonDelta needs your event management skills in our quest to extend our reach to a broader community of global markets!

Events are a fundamental part of PhotonDelta’s marketing strategy. As our next Event Manager, you’ll be creating and delivering an exciting event strategy as part of our dynamic marketing team. 

You’ll help to communicate the objectives of the PhotonDelta ecosystem, generate awareness, and engage with the right audiences as we accelerate internationally.

How you’ll spend your day:

From organizing keynote presentations and workshops, to delivering international events, you’ll work closely with our partners – as well as the Dutch government. 

You’ll also represent PhotonDelta at key industry events, building awareness about photonic integration, and helping to position our supply-chain as an industry leader. 

We’ll need you to take charge of:

  • Event strategy: Creating and executing an event strategy that fits with our overall marketing plan, and generates value for the ecosystem and its partners.
  • Event planning: Researching and planning attendance at relevant events in collaboration with the PhotonDelta team and our ecosystem partners.
  • Communication: Delivering on point communication including  save-the-date, invitations, and programs. 
  • Logistics: Managing events from top to bottom, including the coordination of suppliers, speakers, moderators, and location to ensure a smooth roll-out.
  • Content: Ensuring the content of presentations is in line with the event’s topic and objective, and that it’s conveyed professionally. 
  • Reporting: Create a reporting system to summarize each event’s performance metrics and overall performance per quarter and per year.

You’ll work with: 

  • The fun and friendly PhotonDelta team!
  • Our ecosystem partners and the Dutch government.
  • Our Content Manager, Suzanne van Grootel, to promote events through relevant channels in order to maximize attendance and return on investment.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience of organizing both physical and virtual events.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Self motivation and effective time management.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • An affinity with the tech industry.
  • A detail-focussed approach. 
  • Availability to work between 32 and 40 hours per week.

Wait… what actually is integrated photonics?

Glad you asked (!).

Photonic technology detects, generates, transports and processes light. Current uses include lasers, sensors, and fiber-optic networks. 

Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) combine two or more photonic functions into a single chip to create new, faster, and more energy efficient devices. PICs are highly effective at processing and transmitting data. They can also be integrated alongside traditional electronic chips.

Who is PhotonDelta?

PhotonDelta was created by mandate of the Dutch government in December 2018 to accelerate the emerging Dutch integrated photonics industry. It was granted €240 million to execute the national plan for photonics.

In May 2022, PhotonDelta’s proposal for the Dutch national growth fund was successfully awarded €1.1 billion. These funds are designated for the expansion of the ecosystem, industrialized production, and the development of application technology.

What we do:

  • We’re building an ecosystem of organizations which design, develop and manufacture world-class innovative solutions based on integrated photonic technology. 
  • We actively support our partners with coaching, funding, and market access.
  • We promote the uptake of photonic integrated chips worldwide, across a range of industries as well as the academic world.

We’re interested in anyone who has…

  • An undergraduate degree or higher in marketing, events management, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience within an international organization.
  • Exceptional writing skills in English.


  • A key role in a small, dynamic organization which is making a big global impact.
  • Personalized professional development through training and workshops.
  • Competitive salary linked to experience.
  • Flexible working between home and our High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.
  • Regular international travel.

Apply for this job:

Email your CV and a covering letter to We are very much looking forward to your motivation – why you would like to work at PhotonDelta.

We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about the role. You can ask Jorn Smeets, Chief Marketing Officer at PhotonDelta, any questions you may have.