The preferred audiovisual provider to the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation is CSR (Colortone Staging & Rentals). CSR is a nationally recognized, award-winning audiovisual company with over 20 years of experience and expertise in live event design and production.  CSR maintains full-time staff on-site as well a significant equipment inventory at the Cleveland Convention Center.

CSR inventory includes a variety of state-of-the-art audio, video, projection, lighting and staging equipment for events from 20 to 20,000. Our talented and responsive technicians offer proactive solutions to your needs: solutions that are tailored to individual objectives, befit the environment and answer budget requirements.

Headquartered minutes away in suburban Cleveland, the on-site CSR team at the Cleveland Convention Center has immediate access to additional inventory as well as additional technical support.

CSR is able to transform any space with a variety of in-house stock scenic elements or we can fabricate a unique solution to brand your event and support the key messages. Combine that with CSR’s cutting edge technical resources, this offers meeting and event planners of all levels a dedicated resource to answer every need as well as personalized attention while offering high quality and high value.

CSR is also the exclusive rigging provider for the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation, responsible for the attachment and rigging of anything overhead. This includes any rigging with truss and motors or ground-supported rigging when using crank-up towers and/or “genie lifts.” CSR riggers are ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) certified, as they have completed a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians.

The CSR team will work with you to understand your needs and propose solutions that will get the desired result from your attendees. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and your next event.

To learn more about CSR, please contact the Director of Event Technology at the Cleveland Convention Center at 216.928.1600 or send us an email at We also encourage you to visit our website, for examples of our creativity, Cleveland Convention Center technical specifications and more.

Colortone contact information

Dave Netzel
Director of Event Technology
Colortone Staging & Rentals
Cleveland Convention Center Office


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