Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke and former Vice-Chancellor of Germany Sigmar Gabriel introduced Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia and candidate for chancellor of the Christian Democratic Union. Armin Laschet delivered clear perspectives on foreign policy and on strengthening transatlantic relations underscoring his competence as potential chancellor. During the evening SDI Management Partner Dirk Nowak  had several insightful conversations with top political and economic leaders on likely election outcomes and their impact on renewable energy, energy security, and trade, e.g., with Atlantik-Brücke Board Member Anahita Thoms, complementing an outstanding Atlantik-Brücke summer event.