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Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) is a leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the convention, sport, entertainment and visitor industries.  CSL was established for the specific purpose of providing a source of focused research and expertise in these industries. Services include new/expanded event facility feasibility studies, organizational reviews/performance enhancement studies, destination masterplanning, industry benchmarking, negotiation assistance and related services.

Professionals at CSL International have completed over 500 consulting engagements throughout North America and abroad focusing on a variety of event facility planning and economic development issues. We have built our reputation on meeting client needs by delivering quality services that have credibility in the marketplace. Our firm is able to provide these services by drawing upon the years of experience of our large professional staff—one of the largest and most experienced in the convention and sports consulting industry.

The broad and extensive experience of CSL’s professionals is unmatched and provides us with a unique platform from which to assist our clients from a base of working insight into hundreds of communities, governmental bodies, private organizations, sports leagues and franchises. Through this experience, we have developed a comprehensive database of industry trends and facility, community, tenant and franchise characteristics. For planning studies, our refined and practiced methodology emphasizes the importance of an accurate assessment of a project’s unique market demand, with extensive primary market research forming a critical foundation.