About ISPE

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is a nonprofit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle.

Mission Statement

ISPE is the global industry leader in connecting pharmaceutical knowledge to deliver manufacturing and supply chain innovation, operational excellence, and regulatory insights to enhance industry efforts to develop, manufacture and reliably deliver quality medicines to patients.

Vision Statement

Provide solutions to complex pharmaceutical industry challenges through manufacturing innovation, member and workforce development, technical, regulatory, and compliance collaboration.

Who We Are

In a world where the pursuit of excellence knows no boundaries, ISPE is shaping the future of the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of our members.

ISPE was founded in 1980 by a handful of people who believed the pharmaceutical industry needed an organization that would deal with practical applications of science and technology for technical professionals. The much-needed forum provided by ISPE began with a membership of engineers in North America. We recognize and thank each of our Founding Members for their forethought and inspirational ideas, which led to ISPE’s establishment and have helped continued to impact who we are today.

Today, our membership base has expanded far beyond engineering to include a broad representation of more than 21,000 pharmaceutical professionals, representing 120 countries. We also have ISPE Communities of Practice (CoPs), which serve as technical engines uniting professionals worldwide to generate meaningful content in our gold standard documents, training programs, and conference programs. ISPE CoPs cover 20 unique technical areas in the pharmaceutical industry, including GAMP® which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. Professional communities include Affiliates/Chapters, Women in Pharma®, and Emerging Leaders. ISPE’s networking platform ISPE Engage continues to facilitate an open forum for all members and each community of practice to virtually connect and collaborate.

Together, we lead and facilitate the development of next-generation process technologies and innovative technical solutions. Our forums and events enable the exchange of ideas and practical experience. We also collaborate and provide support for groups such as the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Leadership Forum (GPMLF).

On matters of regulation, our focus is on those requirements that impact — or will impact — the licensing of facilities, manufacturing processes and operations, and the sustainability of the supply chain over the product lifecycle. We are proud to have more than 2,600+ ISPE members from regulatory authorities representing 73 countries. We provide a neutral environment where members and experts can engage in open dialogue on issues that will ultimately benefit patients around the world.

Core Values



We accept responsibility for our work and learn from our mistakes
We honor our commitments and will take personal responsibility to help achieve the desired results. We proactively work to overcome obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and use them as an opportunity for improvement.



We work together to achieve our goals
We are a global team united by a common purpose as defined in the strategic plan. We encourage open communication, coordination, and team-based approaches to achieve goals.

professional excellence


We deliver quality work and are open to exploring and trying new things
We deliver quality work through our competence, commitment to continuous learning, and motivation to achieve our goals. We will be fearless in pursuing new approaches that help us achieve our goals. We embrace change for the opportunities it brings.



We are honest, fair, and ethical
We conduct our business with the highest standards and professionalism. We are transparent, honest, and ethical in all our interactions with one another, our members, and others.



We embrace diversity, provide support, and encourage one another
We recognize that diversity in thoughts, opinions, and backgrounds contributes to making us a stronger team. We approach one another with open minds and in a way that promotes positive interactions.

Our Members

All scientific and technical areas of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry are represented among the ISPE membership. Engineers, microbiologists, chemists, QA/QC, production, process development, pharmacists, regulatory and training personnel, academia, suppliers, and other professionals contribute their expertise to the industry through their participation in ISPE activities.

Our Leaders

ISPE is led by the International Board of Directors. Scott Billman is the Society's Chair for 2023-2024.

Our Staff

ISPE is supported by a global staff of association professionals and advisers under the leadership of President & CEO, Thomas Hartman.

Office Locations

Worldwide Headquarters

6110 Executive Blvd.
Suite 600
North Bethesda, MD 20852
United States (map)


3001 N Rocky Point Dr East
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
United States