APB is a Global Speaker, Celebrity & Entertainment Agency

Our Story

"When I founded APB in the 1960s, the most important voices of a generation didn't have a way to get their message out. They needed to be heard and I wanted to find a way to make it happen."

-Robert P. Walker, Founder, Chairman & CEO


With over 50 years of industry experience, APB was founded to provide an open forum for individuals to voice their opinions and points of view. Today we have the largest speaker roster in the industry, from entertainers and politicians to business leaders and renowned public intellectuals. Our program consultants have a unique understanding of the markets they serve, and are the best in the industry at creatively pairing the right speakers with the right programs to ultimately create an unforgettable event.

A pioneering force in the lecture industry, APB truly created the medium for people to see the most exciting and popular personalities, hear cutting-edge ideas, and experience the leaders, activists, and innovators of the day, live and in person, unedited and unfiltered by mass media.

Upon founding APB in 1965, Robert P. Walker reinvented the rather staid lecture by creating "infotainment" to transmit the innovative intellectual excitement of a dynamic time in an entertaining format. From colleges to town halls and community forums, and on to corporations and trade and professional associations, this "fourth medium" offered audiences what they could not get elsewhere. To this day, APB's culture of innovation continues to define each era while always looking into the future.

We look forward to working with you.

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