Inter BEE 2013 began on November 13 at the Makuhari Messe. It’s interesting how certain German phrases persist: Messe, Lens Meister…. 918 companies and organizations exhibited in 1,491 booths, representing 536 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions around the world. 31,979 visitors attended the three day show. Inter BEE 2014 is scheduled Wednesday, November 19 to Friday, November 21, 2014, in the same venue: Makuhari Messe, near Tokyo Narita airport.