CSL professionals have provided convention and visitor industry consulting services to the Convention Authority of New Orleans since 1987. Recently, CSL conducted an analysis of future facility and hospitality needs for the New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC). The research focused on convention, trade, conference and hotel market demand for event facilities in New Orleans, and how creative facility development measures could be employed by Center management to accommodate this demand. The project is a critical component to the creation of a vibrant convention, retail, restaurant and entertainment development south of the existing NOMCC.
In addition to our initial expansion planning studies, CSL conducted research projects in 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006 (analyzing the impact of Hurricane Katrina), 2007, 2009 and 2012. In each case, our studies have included the assessment of the current and future customer needs for the convention and hospitality industry in the New Orleans destination. Studies defined market demand relative to convention facility space (and amenities) available in the market and the potential need to add to or enhance NOMCC space and hospitality assets.