Connecting Unknownds Projectors & TVs to MacBookPro

I am going on a business trip to Europe and will be connecting my MBP to unknown projectors and/or TVs.
Which cables should I take for the "just in case" scenario?

Bring ALL of the cables that came with it. Seriously. You'll always need the one that you didn't bring. I think the MBPs will come with DVI>VGA converters and S-Video converters too?

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    how to connect a projector?

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