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Lucia Toker is an International Trade Professional based in Halifax NS. After graduating from Dalhousie University in 2016 with a double degree in International Development and Economics, she started working for a local company in export development and trade missions for industries related with renewable energy, energy efficiency and ocean technologies, among others.
Culturally fluent in Latin and North American business and professional practices, Lucia has imported Latin products to Nova Scotia with her own company between 2018 and 2020. In 2020, she opened Smyrna Restaurant with her husband in Downtown Halifax, where she is the restaurant manager. In 2021, Lucia co-founded Verdana Trading Company, a B2B service-based corporation that also has a B2C product-based outlet via a multi-brand online platform. Verdana's purpose is showcasing international jewelry designers and helping them enter the Canadian market, as well as Canadian designers looking to reach international markets. The focus is towards ethical sourcing of materials, offering a range of services to local boutiques and retail stores looking to streamline their sourcing strategy while keeping their inventory at a premium level.
Lucia is taking courses towards the 'Certified International Trade Professional' (CITP) Diploma from the Forum of International Trade Training (FITT).