REAL BUSINESS. REAL MISSION.

PHILADELPHIA
September 21-23, 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 are motivated by the call to live for Christ and follow him in business. We have seen firsthand that companies can do incredible good, bringing spiritual, economic, social and environmental transformation to communities around the world. We understand the power of networking to inspire new initiatives for God’s glory and for his Kingdom. Come and join us this year!

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 USA every year. ‘Business as Mission’ is our rallying cry, yet we are part of a larger move of God calling his people to do Kingdom Business or Business for Transformation. We gather people together from many backgrounds and experiences to encourage them and enable them to take the next step in missional business. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to engage with others and explore more of what God is doing around the world through business.

Speakers

All our speakers have one thing in common: real-world experience. They have seen first-hand how business can transform communities and peoples’ lives. We invite speakers from around the globe, from diverse backgrounds, to share from their life-changing experiences.

TEstimonials

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.

TEstimonials

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.

TEstimonials

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.

TEstimonials

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.

TEstimonials

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.

TEstimonials

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

TEstimonials

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

CONFERENCE COMPONENTS

Meals

Plenary Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Networking

Roundtable Discussions

Prayer & Worship

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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 a room sharing solution is via our Event App. You will get access to the App in July and will be able to 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 take this issue very seriously and we provide the following options:
a) When registering you can choose what name you have on your badge.
b) Before the Conference you can develop your Event App profile as anonymously as you want to. This enables you to network at the conference without sharing sensitive information.
c) You can opt to wear a different color lanyard at the Conference so that people know not to take your photo. All photos taken by our official conference photographer are double-checked before being used to make sure no one is in photos who should not be.
We have worked with people in this situation for 20+ years and we will do our best to serve you. Please let us know about any other concerns you may have.
How do I get from the airport to the conference hotel?
You have a few options, including: Uber, Taxi, pre arranged Airport to Hotel shuttle with Rapid Rover. You can also use the Event App to see if others are arriving at the same time and share a ride!
Is there free wifi at the hotel?
Yes.
Is there a group discount rate?
Yes. Please email us at info@bamtraining.org 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 bamtraining.org

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