Meet The Founders

INFLOW (Influencers of The World) is a platform ...

INFLOW (Influencers of The World) is a platform that actively brings together partner brands with leading bloggers, digital influencers, social media content creators and digital trendsetters from all over the world.

We at INFLOW provide the overall behind the scenes of an organization and turn it into a Brand-2-Influencer Summit at an international scale. Whether it is travel, fashion, food, technology or any other industry where digital marketing is essential for growing, INFLOW paves the way in inventing unique marketing methods to perfectly partner the brand and digital influencer from anywhere around the globe.

INFLOW Summits hosted the INFLOW Travel Summit 2017 in Istanbul on 18th and 19th of this April. The world’s leading digital influencers in the travel industry came together with leading brands and participated in several activities including, keynotes, panels, networking get-togethers and structured ‘matchmaking sessions’ to share ideas, collaborate and engage in a unique style.

INFLOW Summit is a unique experience that is both brand and influencer focused at the same time. Not only at the level of organization professionalism and venue but also at the variety and coverage of digital influencers from all over the world that differentiates this world-class event.
Our objective is to be “the platform” that perfectly connects brands with digital influencers.


Chairman of INFLOW Summits

Born in Istanbul in 1983, Emre Gelen participated in exchange programs at TASIS in Lugano, Switzerland when he was studying at İstanbul Erkek High School. He graduated from Koç University in International Relations and then from University of UCLA, California. After coming back to Turkey, he has been charging as an investor and co-founder in various tourism initiatives.


Chairman of INFLOW Summits

Graduated from Boğaziçi University Management Information Systems department, Afşın Avcı was awarded with Best Business Blog award in 2009, and rated as 3rd in 2010 with his blog ChatterboxTR, which brings university students and professionals together to share their experiences. His graduation project was about how political parties in Turkey utilize web. Between 2009 and 2014, he worked as country director of Berlin based global in-game advertising company SponsorPay in Turkey. The company, which later took up the name Fyber, was sold to RNTS Media in October for 190M $. During this period, he also contributed in foundation of one of the first social media agencies in Turkey, DF Istanbul. He also worked at Yemeksepeti for a special project for four months.

From the beginning of 2014, Avcı took up the role as country director of the Paris based advertising network Kwanko, and led it through Turkish market and managed its market growth in the country.

Afşın Avcı continues his career as managing partners of social media and digital marketing agency AFI Digital, the intangible platform INFLOW Summits that brings together brands and influencers, and digital media planning company Bullseye Worldwide.

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