Derry business leaders are meeting First Minister Peter Robinson over the expansion of Magee Campus this lunchtime.
The talks are taking place prior to the local Chamber of Commerce President’s annual lunch in Derry.
Mr Robinson is the keynote speaker at the event in the City Hotel.
During the private briefing, senior Chamber members will press “the need” for the expansion of city’s University of Ulster Campus, a spokesperson for the Chamber said.
The local business leaders are also due to discuss the opportunities presented by City of Culture and the programme for CultureTECH 2013.
Chamber President Philip Gilliland said: “It is a strong sign of the respect in which the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is held that the First Minister has agreed to be our keynote speaker at the President’s annual lunch, one of our main activities of the year.
“We are very grateful to Peter Robinson for giving the keynote address and to BT for its sponsorship of the lunch,” he added.