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2015 The Next 500

The first Fortune India The Next 500 event was held on August 17, 2015. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, was chief guest and keynote speaker, and K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj, government of Telangana, was guest of honour. The event featured thought-provoking sessions addressed by the likes of Subir Gokarn, director-research, Brookings India, and former deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India; and Rajiv Kumar, senior fellow, Centre for Policy Research and former director general, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Ten of The Next 500 companies, those that generated the greatest wealth over a five-year period, were felicitated. Goyal best defined the event in his speech: “These companies are poised to ramp up, and it’s a sensitive time when they need a lot of support and handholding. I am delighted that the Fortune India team thought it prudent to bring attention to these companies, which probably provide more employment per rupee spent than any other.”