21-23 September 2018

About the BAM Conference

The Business as Mission Conference has been serving business people, academics, students, mission agencies and churches, for the past 8 years. We gather to encourage and challenge to action, we network people together and facilitate business opportunities, and we seek to do all this while keeping Jesus at the center of it all. We are motivated by the fundamental call to live for and follow Christ in the context of business, utilizing business as a tool that brings transformation to communities and individuals among the least and the lost.

Who should attend?

Business People

Academics & Students

Mission Personnel

Church Leaders

Why Attend

The Business As Mission Conference is the largest BAM focused event in the US every year. ‘Business as Mission’ is the rallying call. The movement is also described by some as Kingdom Business, Missional Business, Business for Transformation, and we are honored to be a part of this exciting renewal of Business. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to engage with others in exploring more what God is doing in the world through Business.


We invite speakers from around the world, to share from their experiences, using Business as a strategy to bring long-term transformation to communities and peoples’ lives. We value different people from different locations and background, to learn from diverse experience.



I came to learn about BAM, and was surprised by how great the networking was! Turned out to be the most valuable part of the conference, by far. I also really appreciated the millennial speaker – very real, challenging, and Christ-centered!
Kristina M.




The 2017 BAM Conference expanded my understanding of how much – and how many different ways – Business as Mission is happening all over the world , as well as here in the U.S.

Dave P.




The BAM conference helps us realign our thinking and reminds us to keep Christ at the middle of everything whether in business or life.

Andrew C.




Fantastic! The variety of speakers and topics and way the Holy Spirit and the team wove them together: BAM the good and bad, big and small, vision and reality, young and old, practical and academic. Plus great networking with new friends and catching up with long term friends. I am refreshed and encouraged! Thanks for all your hard work- it will bear the fruit of eternal friends!

Bob B.




Great conference. Absolutely loved it. Please keep the whova app active until the conference next year so that we can all connect with each other and help to form BAM businesses and communities. The app is the best. I flew half- way around the Globe to this conference and it was really worth it. Thanks organisers!
David P.




Thanks for a great conference! What impressed me most from the plenary speakers was their dynamic relationships with God in which they received timely guidance in their ventures and a joyful intimacy with their Father. Thanks for providing that inspiring example.

T.C Johnstone




Last year’s BAM conference in LA significantly influenced and affirmed the direction I am now headed in my life regarding international BAM. This year’s BAM conference in Dallas only challenged and inspired me further, providing opportunities to make practical first steps in pursuing this calling.

Keaton D.


Philadelphia, September 21-23

The BAM Conference 2018 will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill – Philadelphia

2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, USA

Conference Location



Plenary Sessions

Breakout Sessions


Roundtable Discussions

Prayer & Worship

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my hotel room included in the ticket price?

No, the hotel room is not included in the ticket price. However, we have negotiated great rates with the hotel, and the link to get to those great rates is in the location section of the website on the Home Page.

I have some food allergies, do you cater for special food requests that I have?

Yes, we can work with the following special requests. Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Lactose Free, Nut Free.

I am coming on my own, and I would like to share the cost of the hotel room with another delegate, can you help me?

We understand, and yes, the best route to the room sharing solution is the event App Whova, which you get in July and post on the message board about your need to share a room.

I have security concerns, what do you do for people like me that want to remain completely anonymous during the BAM Conference weekend.

Very good question. We do a few things.
A) You choose what name you have on your badge.
B) You develop your Whova App profile as anonymously as you want to
C) You wear a different color lanyard so that people know not to take your photo, and photos taken by our conference photographer are checked before being used to make sure no one is in photos who should not be.
D) We have worked with people in this situation for 20 years and we will do our best to serve you.

How do I get from the airport to the conference hotel?

You have a few options. Uber, Taxi, pre arranged Airport to Hotel shuttle with Rapid Rover. You can also use the Whova App to see if others are arriving at the same time and share a ride!

Is there free wifi at the hotel?


Is there a group discount rate?

Yes. Please email us at for information about that!!

Do you provide child care?

We do not have the legal authority to look after children, and due to various challenges to offering child care, we do not offer any. Children under the age of 1 years can come with their parents, as long as the parents are sensitive to the noise being made by the child in the plenary or breakout sessions.

Conference Sponsors and Partners

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BAM Training hosts courses and conferences serving a growing number of individuals, companies, churches, organizations and networks active in the business as mission movement around the world. In partnership with the Business as Mission Resource Team, we create and curate content that affirms the calling of business professionals and equips them as they integrate their faith into their everyday work. For more information, visit

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