Best Place for Hangover Breakfast
Ryan Harwood, CEO, PureWow and The Gallery: Le Forville in the marché.
Rob Schwartz, CEO, TBWA/Chiat/Day New York: McDonald's. Try the Croque McDo!
Where to Go for an Affordable Glass of Rosé
Sarah Hofstetter, CEO, 360i: The Monoprix. You can buy a bottle, even a couple of glasses, and just chill out on a terrace.
Harwood: Le Maschou, near the city hall.
Best Secret Networking Location
Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick: A quieter hotel away from the action, like the Belles Rives in Antibes.
Hofstetter: No doubt a kosher restaurant.
What to Always Carry Throughout the Day
Michael Kassan, CEO, Media-Link: A phone charger. And a second phone charger.
Stefanowicz: Snacks. Regular meals can be hard to fit in. No matter how hard you try, one cannot survive on bar nuts, canapés and rosé for a full week.
Top Morning Workout Spot
Ryan Linder, U.S. chief marketing officer, MDC Partners: If you're looking for a good sweat session, head to the JW Marriott. But you need a pass to get in.
Hofstetter: If you can get up that early (or if you're up from the night before)—and if you can snag a spot—the MediaLink and Bose daily fitness on the beach.
Where to Go to Detox
Kassan: Not Cannes.
Katelman: NCE airport, yet somebody will still want to have "one more."
Other Important Tips for First-Timers
Kassan: Use rosé as a prop. Don't actually drink it.
Linder: Mornings are the best time in Cannes. You'd be surprised how much can be accomplished before most attendees have even rolled out of bed. Or as Matt Jarvis, CEO of 72andSunny, told me in advance of my first trip to Cannes: "Breakfast is for ballers!"
What Bar to Avoid
Schwartz: Gutter Bar.
Harwood: Gutter Bar.
Linder: My advice on the Gutter Bar: Walk through, say your hellos, then run like hell.
Kassan: At all costs, Gutter Bar.
Stefanowicz: Gutter Bar. Every time. Nothing good comes from a night that ends at the Gutter Bar.
Polansky: Gutter Bar. Though you should go anyway.
Katelman: Carlton, that's an easy one.