Event Schedule

Upcoming Book Signing Events

Sept. 25th, 2014 Book Release Party at Bernies in Biloxi: Join Frank to celebrate the release of his third novel, “The Aral,” from 6-8:00 p.m. FEB will provide a free tasting featuring some of their latest craft beers. Then stay for dinner at Bernie’s.

October 5  View the Cruise in downtown Gulfport: Stop by the Frank Wilem booth from 10-6pm to pick up a copy of his third book, “The Aral.”

October 9-11 Cruisin’ the Coast Swap Meet: Join Frank at booth E-147 to pick up a copy of his third book, “The Aral.”

Oct. 16th, 2014 Book Release Party at Bulls in Long Beach:  Join Frank to celebrate the release of his third novel, “The Aral,” from 6-8:00 p.m.  FEB will provide a free tasting featuring some of their latest craft beers. Then stay for dinner at Bulls.

October 18th Southern Bound Book Shop Signing (280 Eisenhower Dr, Biloxi, MS): Join Frank at his book signing from 1-4 p.m. to pick up a signed copy of his latest book. Author Bob Zeahah “Work to Do” will also be signing his debut novel.

November 8th Bay Books Signing (131 Main St, Bay St Louis,MS): Join Frank at his book signing from 3-5 p.m. to pick up a signed copy of his latest book.

December 13th Southern Bound Book Shop Signing: Join Frank at his book signing from 1-4 p.m. to pick up a signed copy of his fourth book, “Tears of Coral.”

Frank Wilem is available to speak at your next conference, corporate retreat, trade show, outdoor or fishing affinity or club events. Frank’s content is valuable, highly engaging, memorable and entertaining (in that gut-busting laughter sort of way). Frank Wilem’s content appeals to groups of all interest levels, ages and genders. 

Frank’s adventures in life have been varied and remarkable. From the high seas to the board room, Frank’s adventures in life and in the outdoors will inspire, entertain and speak to your audience. Learn more about Frank’s life as founder of Triton Systems, Inc., the largest manufacturer of ATMs in the United States. 

Frank is a genuine, approachable and experienced speaker. Oh, and he’s gut-busting funny to hear speak… his tales are almost too big to believe, but nonetheless, they’re real – and they teach real lessons in a memorable way. Frank Wilem tailors his presentations to the needs and interests of each audience. Your attendees will leave enriched and befriended – and feeling great!

Frank charges no travel fees for speeches in the New Orleans, LA area as well as the Mississippi, Alabama or northern Florida Gulf Coast regions. In addition, Frank offers clients an opportunity to buy his latest books to offset all or a portion of his speaking fee. Just ask! For more information on Frank Wilem’s speaking calendar or to inquire further, please contact us.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Sept. 23- Gulfport Business Council, Lookout Steakhouse, 11:30 a.m.

Past Speaking Engagements Include…

National Independent ATM Services Association (NIASA)

Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) 

Virginia Tech National Conference on the University Spin-Off Corporation

Southeastcon regional IEEE Conference, the largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Oceans Conference

Stanford University Technology Transfer Conference

Engineering Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland

Magnolia Business Alliance – Small Business Series – Keynote Speaker

Orange Grove Rotary Club in Gulfport, MS

Rotary Club at Stennis Space Center

Various Rotary Clubs

Various Exchange Clubs

Various book clubs and reading groups

Praise for Frank Wilem “Frank seamlessly mixes a fundamental understanding of people with an engineer’s appreciation for synergy and workflow.  The product is a people person who knows how to make a process work.  He is equally successfully planning a business strategy or a fishing trip, and for dessert you get a genuinely pleasant guy to converse with.” – John Hairston, Co-CEO and COO of Hancock Holding Company.

“I have had the pleasure of serving with Frank Wilem on the Mississippi State Port Commission for the past several years. Frank has exhibited exceptional leadership skills during his tenure on the Commission during the initial $580 million port expansion. Frank has been a very successful business man and has been very active in our community .  He has a very entrepreneurial spirit and has exhibited visionary skills in the endeavors he has undertaken. Frank is also a great family man who knows how important his family’s support is.  He also “thinks” he is a fisherman! – Lenwood “Lenny” S. Sawyer, Jr.

“Frank Wilem was an inspiration to me in my work with a NASA sponsored technology incubator in Mississippi. With his experience in the founding, growth and eventual sale of Triton Systems, Inc., we were able to point to Frank and his success as an example of what can be done with technology development in Mississippi. He was a role model for many of our incubator companies. His skills eventually opened the door for him to become a Board Member and then Chairman of the company Board of Directors. During this time two of our incubator companies were bought out, one by Northrup Grumman and another by Rockwell Collins. Since working with those projects, I have started my own company, Mississippi Global Technologies, and I still use advice from Frank in managing that business.” – Greg Hinkebein, President/CEO of Mississippi Global Technologies, former Mississippi Court of Appeals judge and former legal counsel and economic development advisor to Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice.
“It is my honor to be associated with Frank on both a personal and professional basis.  We have served together on the Mississippi State Port  Authority Board of Commissioners for the past five years.  Frank has demonstrated integrity and leadership during his tenure. He has great ability to grasp difficult issues and provide common sense solutions.” – John Rester, CEO of Mobile Medic Ambulance Service