About The Event

Private sector development is one of the main pillars in the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) priorities and, therefore, in conjunction with the IsDB Group Annual Meetings, the IsDB Group private sector entities have been organizing the Private Sector Forum (PSF) yearly to address and further this priority.

The main objective of the PSF is to provide a unique platform to network and establish business relations and partnerships with other leading representatives and stakeholders from the business community in order to share their related experiences, success stories & best practices while jointly exploring investment and trade opportunities offered by member countries. PSF will also highlight the IsDB Group activities, services, and initiatives in the 57 member countries (investment, trade, and insurance). Also, to educate member countries on IsDB Group’s role in promoting PPP projects and promote IsDB Group’s services to the private sector interested to invest in its member countries. The Forum will also connect business communities in member countries by arranging parallel B2B and B2G scheduled meetings. It will also feature an awards ceremony reorganizing leaders in trade, insurance, and investment. PSF 2023 will also give an opportunity to its member countries to promote their projects to potential investors.

The theme for this year, PSF 2023, “Building Resilience through Private Sector Partnerships” reaffirms the importance of partnerships between policymakers, financial and trade institutions, the private sector, multilateral development banks, and all relevant stakeholders to tackle any unpredictable scenarios which will affect economies negatively. PSF 2023 will take place from the 11th to the 13th of May 2023 at the King Abdullah Congress Center – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jeddah (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).






MOUs and Agreements


B2B & B2G Meetings


Social Media Impressions







PSF 2023 Activities

Opening Ceremony
3 Days High-Level International Forum
Country Presentations
Panel Discussions
B2B & B2G Meetings
Networking Lunch / Gala Dinner
Press Conference
MoU Signing Ceremony
SMEs Presentations
Start-Up Pitch Competition
Award Ceremony

PSF 2023 Target Audience

Ministers & Government Officials

Social Economic Zones

Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Business Councils

SWF & Investment Funds

Family Offices

Entrepreneurs / Businessman / Individual Investors

SME Financing Institutions

Startups Incubators and Special programs

Global Media

International and Regional Organisations

Technology Companies

National SME Councils and Programs

Multilateral and Financial Institutions

Private Equities, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists

Investment Promotion Agencies

Non-Governamental Organisations

Insurance Risk and Credit Rating Companies


IsDB Group Private Sector Entities

Strategic Partners