Event technology company iVvy has launched an online venue and event booking platform.

With close to 1000 venues already registered, event organisers can search, compare and book through what it is describing as the only central registry in the country. More than 150 of the venues offer instantaneous and live-booking options.

Called `Marketplace’, the platform allows planners to find a venue and book it in six minutes, a drop from what iVvy says is usually a six week process.

For hotels and venues, Marketplace provides the opportunity to get more bookings by publishing prices and availability to multiple online channels. Real-time availability allows easier and quicker access to information from anywhere in the world.

“Almost every other facet of travel and hospitality has real-time booking capabilities, so it is high time event planners get the same efficiencies,” says iVvy CEO, Lauren Hall.