As some of you will already know, preparations are under way for Construction Week’s 2018 Power 100 list. Our annual ranking of the Middle East’s most influential construction leaders will be revealed across our print, digital, and video channels by 30 June.

Over the last eight years, CW’s Power 100 series has been the regional industry’s barometer of success – your achievements, setbacks, innovations, and comebacks have reflected in the ranking each year. The list has come to represent an indicator of the regional construction sector’s health, and this will no doubt hold true this year, as well.

Inclusion in the Power 100 list has always been – and will continue to be – a matter of prestige for the region’s industry leaders. But success is not guaranteed, so as we approach the 10th edition of the Power 100 – which will be published in 2019 – it is worth exploring how your contribution to the list can be amended for greater precision.

As we have reiterated over the past eight years, the individuals recognised in our Power 100 series, and their respective positions, are determined using information that is publicly available through verified sources, as well as details that are submitted directly to CW. The editorial team dedicates a great deal of time and effort to shortlisting industry leaders for potential inclusion, and to studying the nuances of their performance over the past 12-month period.

However, a Power 100 ranking celebrates more than just the corporate and financial successes of the professionals that are shaping the Middle East’s construction sector. The ideal regional construction boss is an amalgamation of both prudent business acumen and exemplary managerial skills. So, the questions we ask our shortlisted leaders cover not only their profit and loss figures, but their employee training and corporate social responsibility efforts as well.

This year’s list will further emphasise the role played by regional construction leaders in influencing our built environment. For instance, in the era of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, your output must be recognised for its tech-savviness. Therefore, a section of the Power 100 questionnaire is dedicated to your technology investments during the past year.

CW’s 2018 Power 100 ranking, like its predecessors, will provide insights into what helps the Middle East’s top construction businesses survive and thrive, despite the quotidian and unexpected challenges with which they contend. To ensure that you, or your business leader, are fairly represented in this year’s ranking, please see to it that your questionnaire responses are both accurate and detailed.

The quality of your responses will determine your ultimate position on the list, so this is no time for modesty. The Middle East’s construction sector is well known for its competitiveness, so make sure that you showcase your achievements to their fullest. Your responses to our questionnaire – and your position in CW’s 2018 Power 100 – will no doubt help you to trump your competitors this year.