HANNOVER, Germany, February 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An event staged by Europe's premier vendor organization for machine-to-machine communications and North America's largest M2M events organizers is drawing the leading lights in the fast-growing sector in search of international and vertical markets. The M2M Alliance is now working with Horizon House's M2M Zone to establish a special pavilion and conference at the heart of the massive CeBIT trade show for IT and communications technology.

The M2M Zone Exhibition will be held on March 2-6, and the M2M Zone Conference will take place on Thursday, March 4 - both in the Telematics Hall at the CeBIT Fair Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

Several well-known M2M service providers have joined the Alliance in preparation for the combined event, including Dutch telecom carrier KPN, which looks at the event as an opportunity to show its bona fides in the M2M growth segment. We've already gained a lot of experience in supporting M2M applications fast-and-efficient throughout Europe, and our membership in the Alliance and participation in the M2M Zone gives us the platform to show it, says the head of KPN's M2M team, Kim Byberg. KPN will be joined at the event by other M2M carriers like Telenor Connexion and Orange/Mobistar.

M2M's leading systems providers will likewise be well represented. Italian M2M module manufacturer Telit is a long-time Alliance member, and the company's VP of Marketing Alexander Bufalino says, We look forward to seeing large numbers of visitors directly from important vertical sectors like automotive, energy utilities, and medical. We'll take the opportunity to show that we are a turnkey M2M solutions provider, and much more than just hardware. Telit will be joined by other well-established M2M systems suppliers such as Skywave and Cinterion.

About the M2M Alliance e.V.:

The M2M Alliance is an open organization with members representing the entire M2M value chain. The non-profit organization publishes the M2M Journal, as well as its own e-mail newsletter and Websites in English and German (http://www.m2m-alliance.de). It currently has more than 30 members in eight countries.

About Horizon House Publications:

Horizon House manages trade-show pavilions, Websites (http://www.telecomengine.com, http://www.m2mzone.com), and e-mail newsletters for the telecommunications and M2M industries through its Telecommunications Media Group. The privately-held company maintains headquarter offices in Norwood, MA USA (near Boston) and London.

SOURCE: Horizon House Publications

CONTACT: Rula Salameh, +1-781-769-9750, rsalameh@m2mzone.com