CNN host Fareed Zakaria to headline 2014 Sayfie Review Florida Leaders Summit

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Renowned author, CNN host and foreign policy expert Dr. Fareed Zakaria will be the keynote speaker at the Second annual Sayfie Review Florida Leaders Summit, set for Dec. 4-5 in Orlando.

Zakaria’s speech will focus on “Global Trends, Hot Spots and the Rise of the Rest.”

As the host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” weekly foreign affairs show, Zakaria also serves as a columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author.  Esquire Magazine considered him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.”

The Sayfie Review is the invention of attorney and government relations consultant Justin Sayfie, a former senior policy advisor, Communications Director and Chief Speechwriter to former Gov. Jeb Bush.

In 2002, Sayfie launched, an online publication to provide focus on Florida politics.

Sayfie Review Summit is an invitation-only, non-partisan setting, which began in 2013 with a mission statement of “Engaging Florida’s Leaders, Shaping Florida’s Agenda, Prospering Florida’s Future.” Modeled after the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the meeting is where business and political principals gather to discuss and debate Florida’s future.

In 2014, the Summit is scheduled for after November elections, to allow participants an opportunity to frame the discussions in a post-election, pre-inauguration context.

A select group of leaders from across the state received printed invitations starting in October with the Summit’s planned agenda and location details.

More information on the event, as well as to nominate prospective attendees are available at

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