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How Do We Grow a Regenerative Tourism Ecosystem?

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This event has been postponed due to speaker travel restrictions. Check out other live stream events here.

A panel discussion from leaders in the tourism industry looking to seed and grow a regenerative visitor economy. Our entire economy needs to switch towards a regenerative model. Listen to how the tourism ecosystem is taking vision into action and the transformation already happening in the industry.

WHO IS THIS FOR: Tourism Ecosystem, anyone interested in regenerative tourism.


  • Grant Webster - Chief Operating Officer at Tourism Industry Aotearoa
  • Bridget Legnavsky - Chief Experience Officer Real Journeys/Wayfare
  • Tim Barke - General Manager Lake Wānaka Tourism
  • Lou Sanson - Department of Conservation's director-general

Local food and beverage will be available to purchase at this event. We invite you to arrive earlier and stay past the event time to get to know your fellow Wao community.

    Covid-19 Policy

    In the case of Covid-19 alert level changes, this event will be activated online as a virtual session. All events that can be run in person will be. Visit our website for full details of our Covid-19 Policy

    The Wao Summit is a six day annual event held in Wānaka. Its aim is to inspire, educate and enable our transition as a community and nation to a healthy, thriving, diverse, carbon zero community. 

    This event is part of the Wao Summit 2021, check out the full programme here.

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