Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Justin Sayfie cancels Sayfie Review Summit

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Justin Sayfie announced Tuesday he had cancelled his upcoming Sept. 14-15 “Sayfie Review Summit” because of Hurricane Irma.

“It was a difficult decision to make but our state’s focus in the coming days should be on disaster response, recovery and relief,” Sayfie wrote in an email.

“There will always be time to talk about the big issues and trends impacting Florida, but now is the time to help each other in the wake of Irma’s aftermath so our communities will emerge even stronger and better,” he said.

This year’s Summit had been scheduled for the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Sayfie said those who signed up to attend “will receive a 100 percent refund of their registration fee.”

“Additionally, anyone who made a room reservation in the Summit hotel block at the Biltmore will have their hotel rooms automatically cancelled by the hotel, and will not be charged for any hotel reservations you may have made,” he added.

“Thank you for your support and understanding of this decision, and for all that you are doing to lead Florida into the future.”

Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at

Latest from Statewide

Go to Top