"We are and have always been a family business. We'd like to tell you about our family: it's made up of thousands of meeting planners who trust us with coordinating every detail of securing speakers for their most important events. We understand the pressures the meeting planner is under and we do whatever we can to anticipate and alleviate any challenges, so that when the speaker finishes and the applause begins, the meeting planner is the hero and the applause is for them as well..."
"Don and Ellen Walker and their extraordinary team at HWA have represented me for my Speaking Engagements for over a decade. HWA is the best. They have always demonstrated unmatched professionalism and unsurpassed excellence. Knowing that HWA is in my corner has given me the freedom to spend most of my time on the work of the Clinton Foundation."
President Bill Clinton
"We have worked with just about every agency in the country, but I have never dealt with a shop as 'customer satisfaction' oriented as yours. You should be very proud of your team. It's the best I've ever seen."
Pictured from left: Don Walker, Harry Walker, President Jimmy Carter, President Gerald Ford, Mrs. Esther Walker, President Richard Nixon
The Harry Walker Agency is the World’s Leading Speakers’ Agency. Since 1946 we have proudly represented the world’s most prominent speakers. We have long-standing and successful relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide, including World Leaders, Nobel Laureates, Journalists, Bestselling Authors, Global Business Leaders, Economists and Entertainers.
We still maintain the same enduring values and timeless principles that have been our focus since Harry Walker founded this Agency in 1946: taking care of the speaker, taking care of the meeting planner, and taking care of each other, one successful event at a time.
Our HWA Agents are the most experienced in the industry, many of whom have been with us for over 25 years. We know the speakers and their presentations in detail, and put that knowledge to use for you on every event on which we collaborate.
In addition, our Event Management team ensures worry-free engagements. Every step of the way, our team is available to you 24/7, making certain speakers are fully briefed on your group, the audience, where they need to be, and when they need to be there.
Our team is YOUR team. We bring the highest level of professionalism to every event and pride ourselves on creating a true partnership with you – the host organization – from speaker selection until the final applause.
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