National Media Personality Roland Martin to Moderate NMSDC 2020 Policy and Issues Forum

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 - Veteran Journalist, Roland Martin host of #RolandMartinUnfiltered will facilitate a forum with national policymakers at the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) first policy and issues forum. Martin’s digital footprint has grown to include over 48 million YouTube and 46 million Facebook views in the last year.

With over 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses representing millions of consumers, NMSDC is the largest and most successful non-profit advocating for minority entrepreneurs in this country. The forum will be held on October 16, in Atlanta, the final day of NMSDC’s annual National Conference and Business Exchange. The conference draws over 6,000 minority-business owners and corporate partners from around the nation.

“We are delighted to have Roland Martin serve as the moderator for our inaugural policy and issues forum,” said Adrienne Trimble, President of NMSDC, “Roland's voice on the importance of economic inclusion is resolute and well respected. NMSDC’s numbers prove our success in the area of economic inclusion. In 2018, we executed $400 billion in revenue for minority-owned businesses. Some $1.6 million US jobs were created, resulting in $96 billion in wages earned.”

Who: National Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC President: Adrienne C. Trimble

Moderator: Roland Martin

What: 2020 Policy and Issues Forum

Where: Atlanta, GA Georgia World Congress Center

When: October 16, 2019 9:00am – 11:30am

Why: Economic inclusion for all Americans is one of the most critical issues of our time.

Media Avail: To speak with NMSDC President Adrienne Trimble, contact Dee Dee Bass Wilbon at 703.888.9421 or email

About NMSDC – NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. To meet the growing need for supplier diversity, NMSDC matches its more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our network of more than 1,750 corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. NMSDC, a unique and specialized player in the field of minority business enterprise, is proud of its unwavering commitment to advance Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in a globalized corporate supply chain.

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