CHARLOTTE —Tyler Perry will be a headline speaker at T.D. Jakes’ International Leadership Summit next spring, a conference for visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and leaders to discover how to sharpen their intellectual curiosity to become intentional, game-changing leaders.

It will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street, from April 30-May 2.

Perry will lead a global think tank session on the topic of branding. A world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Perry is one of the most established artists in Hollywood, known for building his personal brand from the bottom up, attracting millions through his 17 feature films, 20 stage plays, seven TV shows and New York Times best-selling book. Perry also owns one of the largest studios in the world, the former Fort McPherson army base situated on 330 acres.

According to T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House, Perry is shifting the nation and Hollywood. “You can beg people for an opportunity, or you can build your own,” he said in a statement. “Perry has seized his opportunity and built his own empire. He is an exemplary example that with the right mindset, anyone can overcome daunting obstacles to find success.”

T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House

Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as America’s Best Preacher and as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. The Potter’s House has five locations: The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, The Potter’s House of Denver and The Potter’s House OneLA.