September 25, 2012 was held National teleconference of regional business associations on topic: Results of Index of business optimism evaluation. Among participants were 77 people who represented 9 cities of Belarus: Minsk, Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Vitebsk, Molodechno (Minsk region), Mogilev, Mozyr (Gomel region), Bobruisk (Mogilev region). Participants discussed results of elections to National Assembly of Belarus (Parliament) and its influence to entrepreneurship development.
Vladimir Karyagin announced that among candidates were 45 entrepreneurs, but only 2 of them won – rector of Belarusian trade and economic university of consumer cooperation (member of BCE) Alla Naumchik (Gomel region) and General director of Brest Central Department Store Viktor Valushitski. Representatives of Union of Brest region entrepreneurs told about support to Viktor Valushitski during electoral campaign. Chairman of BCE Viktor Margelov and executive director of “Agroekotur”, PA Nina Karpinchik told about their work in district electoral commissions and marked necessity to maintain dialogue with elected deputies. During discussions of IBO vice – chairman of MUEE Lilia Koval marked differences between current and previous measurement: entrepreneurs were not so suspicious answering to the IBO questions. However, optimism in business environment decreased. Many companies made job cuts, state of business worsened due to decrease of purchasing power of population. Only building companies activated. Big business easily comes through difficulties than small. Ninas Lukianova pointed that IEs are worried about forthcoming certification of goods and services. As a result participants decided to send filled questionnaires to sociologists for generalization and announcement of IBO results. Vladimir Karyagin made monitoring of NBP-2012 and announced that 26 of its statements are partially realized, one is accomplished, but legal documents on recycling are controversial to NBP offers.